105th UFO Birthday at Bolivar, MO

Event Start Date:
October 7, 2018
Event End Date:
October 7, 2018
Event Venue:
Bolivar Airport (M17)

Date/Time: Saturday, Oct 07, 2018
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Bolivar Municipal Airport
4460 Airport Rd
Bolivar, MO 65613
(417) 777-6800
Organizer: Norman Beyer
Email: normlbeyer@gmail.com
Phone: (417) 709-3045

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend Eugene Engledow’s 105th birthday reception on October 7, 2018 (Sunday) at 2:00 – 4:00 (or whenever it’s over). It is planned for the Bolivar airport (M17).

Gene is the senior member of the UFO and a living history of aviation. He was born in 1913, just ten years after the Wright Brother’s historic flights. His ears and eyes may be failing him now, but his mind is lively and quick to remember and talk about the early years and people he has met. It has been my pleasure to know him for the short time that I’ve lived in Bolivar.

He played a significant role in Jimmy Doolittle’s Tokyo raid that changed the course of Japan’s expansion into the Pacific. He enjoys talking to our local pilots about his supervisory role in the modifications of those B-25s.

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