Thursday, February 21, 2013

CGCC hosts aviation military history event

Chandler-Gilbert Community College welcomes aviation military history expert Herb Zinn to the 17th Annual Greater Southwest Aviation Maintenance Technician Symposium held March 7-8 at the Williams Campus at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

Zinn will deliver a presentation to symposium attendees at 11:30 a.m. on March 8 titled, "The Strategic Bombing Campaign in Europe:1942-1945" which highlight military aviation history during World War II.

In addition to the presentation, there will be model aircraft on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from the Craig Hewitt Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers' Society, Phoenix Ariz. All types of aircraft including models of the bombers flown during the "Strategic Bombing Campaign in Europe 1942-1945."  Both will take place in the Higley Room in Bridget Hall. A more extensive exhibit of models will be available for viewing in the Williams Campus library until March 13.

Zinn is a member of the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, located at Falcon Field, in Mesa and also serves as executive officer. He is involved in strategic planning, education, fundraising and Museum development and is a docent in the Wing's Museum, where he conducts guided tours and makes presentations focused on military history and the role played by aviation in conflicts involving the United States.

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