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“MY FATHER WAS A GLIDER PILOT IN WWII”

April 20 - WACO Historical Society Aviation Lecture Series

presented by Greg Hills


Thursday, April 20, 2023: Doors open at 6:30PM, presentation starts at 7:00PM

WACO Air Museum, 1865 South County Road 25A, Troy, Ohio 45373


In this presentation I will give you a description of what my father did as a glider pilot in the invasion of Holland during the operation, “Market Garden”, September 18th, 1944. Many descriptions will be from his own words. Some of my research came from the book, “We are the 29th! Troop Carrier Squadron – WWII by Col. Joseph Harkiewicz. My Dad wrote excerpts in the book and helped edit the final copy. He was also an author of an article in the Saturday Evening Post on Nov. 5th 1949 named, “What a Beating our Gliders Took!”.


Robert F. Hills as a writer, director and producer.

  • Writer for the Virginia Creeper

  • Vice Advertising manager for the Saturday Evening Post

  • World’s Fair show writer and producer, New York and Montreal’s World’s

Your Presenter, Greg Hills

  • Greg was a teacher for 30 years at the Red Clay Consolidated School District in Delaware. He taught special education in middle school and high school. He taught regular 5th grade and then students with multiple disabilities.

  • Greg is married to Shirley Hills and between them they have seven grandchildren. He and Shirley live in Newark DE and attend the First Presbyterian Church in Newark.

  • Greg now teaches Sunday school and volunteers for several groups at his church. He is also a professional Pop Pop

All aviation lectures are free and open to the public and are scheduled to last one hour, beginning at 7 pm, with questions to follow. The lecture is held in the Willis Wing of the WACO Air Museum at 1865 South County Road 25A in Troy, OH. Doors will open at 6:30. Donations to the WACO Air Museum are gratefully accepted. All lectures are sponsored in part by Collins Wheels and Brakes. For questions, please call 937-335-9226 or visit www.wacoairmuseum.org.


WACO Air Museum & Learning Center • 1865 S. County Rd. 25A • Troy, OH 45373 • 937-335-9226

 

WACO Air Museum & Learning Center is Site #11 on the Aviation Trail

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