American aviation pioneer Jimmy Doolittle’s Granddaughter to visit B-17 Alliance Foundation Museum & Restoration Hangar at McNary Field in Salem, Oregon during annual Christmas party, silent auction and paddle fundraising event. 


Dec 9th, 2017 Jonna Doolittle Hoppes the granddaughter of General Jimmy Doolittle, known as one of the most heroic aviation pioneers of WWII, will be our honored guest for the B-17 Alliance Foundation’s annual Christmas Party celebration and year end fundraiser. Soon after Pearl Harbor, General Doolittle flew the mission made famous in the movie “30 seconds over Tokyo” by flying sixteen B-25 Mitchell bombers off the aircraft carrier USS Hornet headed to mainland Japan targets before escaping to China.  Ms. Hoppes is an author and journalist who has recently published a book about her grandfather.  


This annual holiday event is themed “Remembering Christmas 1942”. Join B-17 Alliance Foundation to celebrate the season, with period decor and live music. The evening includes dinner, auctions, a no-host bar and live music, by a Willamette University graduate. Our program features  Jonna Hoppes Doolittle who will present her personal remembrance of her grandfather, Jimmy Doolittle. Jonna paints a representation of her famous family with an enthusiastic presentation around the world at aviation events and gatherings.  Like B-17 Alliance Foundation, she is dedicated to preserving these personal stories of sacrifice and determination from what has been describes as the greatest generation. You’ll have an opportunity to meet Jonna in person and purchasing a signed copy of her book “Calculated Risk”, the extraordinary life of General Jimmie Doolittle.  The event will be held in at the historic McNary Field in Salem, Oregon from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on Saturday Dec 9th, 2017.  Come visit the B-17 Flying Fortress “Lacey Lady” in person to see the progress on her restoration. Visit our dedicated museum and personal story exhibits.  


The B-17 Alliance Foundation is restoring the B-17G Flying Fortress known as the “Lacey Lady” to original flight condition.  This iconic “Bomber” aircraft stood for nearly 70 years above Art Lacey’s Iconic “Bomber Gas Station” in Milwaukie Oregon.  There are only twelve B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft flying in the United States today and the goal of the B-17 Alliance Foundation is to rebuild the “Lacey Lady” to original flight condition and then fly the WWII bomber around the country as a living museum and history lesson to all. Tell the stories of the brave men & women of WWII in person and in flight.  The “Lacey Lady” restoration project is now in its 3rd year of a dedicated 10-15 year project completion goal.  During the span of this restoration project thousands of volunteer hours will be recorded and millions of dollars must be raised and spent to reach our goal.  


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  • Occurred Saturday, December 9th, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm


B-17 Alliance "Remembering Christmas 1942"

3278 25th SE
Salem, 97302

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