Local man to share memorabilia of WWII
We have an interesting evening coming to the Springville-Spanish Fork Airport Wednesday, Feb. 11. A local man, Kenny Kemp, has the collection of memorabilia that recounts his father’s history as a young man entering the U.S. Army Air Corp to train and fly a B-24 bomber in the war against Japan.
Mr. Kemp has put together a great book titled “Flying with the Flak Pak” that brings to us the events of his father’s life and a review of the events of World War II. What it was like during those war years as a young man and a bomber pilot will be discussed in the evening program. The B-24 bomber was the same airplane in the book and movie “Unbroken.”
To quote from the back of Kenny Kemp’s “Flak Pak” book, what was it like:
To solo 10 hours after your first airplane ride?
To be given the controls of the most complex aircraft in the world?
To fly 12-hour missions - often at night, almost always over water - to find a target a mile square?
To see clouds of flak bursting around you, putting out the sun?
To wonder if the glint on the horizon is a squadron of Zeroes headed your way?
To watch your friends take off and wonder if you’ll see them again? To be a hero and not know it? This is going to be a fascinating evening, and we are so privileged to have Kenny share his father’s story and scrapbook with us. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event, although seating is limited to about 60 people. The location is Hangar #49 at the Springville-Spanish Fork Airport. The program will begin at 7 p.m. For directions, call Diamond Flight Center at 801-471-8167.