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Oregon Chapter Eight Air Force Historical Society

Quarterly Meeting Information Oregon Chapter of the 8th Air Force Historical Society

WHEN: August 12, 2017. Doors open at 10:00 A.M. for socializing. (1 and 1/4 hours before start of general meeting.)

Meeting starts at 11:15 A.M. and ends at 2 PM. Lunch is served around Noon.


Oregon Chapter 8th AF HS Meeting Location
Beaverton Elks Lodge
3464 SW 106th Ave
Beaverton, Oregon 97005-1941

The building is near the middle of 106th Avenue. Turn onto 106th drive down about 1/3 of a mile then right into the Elks Lodge parking lot.

PROGRAM: Paul Payne and the Rebuilding of the Spruce Goose

He worked on the restoration before and after it got here - plus other aircraft. It will cover some of the aspects on how to actually get it here as well as restoration problems that were encountered.

  WW II officially ended on December 31, 1946. Most people think of the end of WW II when The Empire of Japan surrendered on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945.


A Hot meal lunch is available for purchase at the meeting for $13.00 which includes gratuity.

►Note! Call Tom Philo at 503-591-3227  or contact him via email at secretary@8thafhsoregon.com ONLY if you are planning to purchase a meal – by February 5, so he can get a headcount for the lodge food preparers.

Meetings Are Free

Meetings are open to everyone. You do NOT have to be a member to attend meetings.

Past meetings are transcribed and posted on the 8thafhsoregon.com web site. Most meetings are also taped and are available on DVD.


This non-profit organization is for anyone who has an interest in the 8th Air Force in its roll in defeating Germany during World War II. The meeting is valuable to anyone interested in the history of WWII European Air Combat.

There are currently 80 members who flew combat in the 8th AF (and another 20 who flew in other theatres and / or wars.)

To join the Oregon Chapter fill out the form at the meeting and present it to the treasurer. The annual dues is $10. In addition, you can join the national organization whose dues are $25 a year. The national chapter puts out a quarterly magazine while the Oregon chapter puts out a quarterly newsletter plus a monthly chapter news update.

Aerial target planning map of meeting location104th crosses Canyon Road (Highway 8) in Beaverton. Canyon Road can be accessed via Highway 217 or Highway 26. :


Directions to Beaverton 8th AFHS Meeting
    While driving on Canyon Road, aka Highway 8, between Highway 26 and Oregon 217 turn North at 106th Avenue and drive 1/3 of a mile then right onto a road into the Elks' parking lot.