WW I Aviation

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will host a Society Program on Sunday, September 16, at 2:00 pm in its Community Room. The program will feature William E. Fischer, Jr. (U.S. Air Force, retired).

Fischer is well-qualified to present this lecture on World War I aviation, which is presented through the Lackawanna County Library system. Fischer served in the U.S. Air Force for twenty-two years. He was on the U.S. Air Force Academy History Department faculty for three years during those years. He is the author of “The Development of Military Night Aviation to 1919”, published by Air University Press. He currently serves as the Chief of Visitor Services and Resource Management at the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton.

The Society Program continues a series of lectures which focus on the era of World War I. As the Society Program coincides with the third Sunday of the month, admission to the museum is free. The museum is open on Sundays from May through the end of October. The Lecture Series combines the Sunday afternoon programs with Thursday morning Coffee Hours.Future talks will feature a talk on World War I nurses from Lycoming County, a talk on the Titanic which sunk in 1912, and a lecture on the history of military uniforms by Jarrad Jones. The lecture series is generously sponsored by the Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts, the Edward J. Smith Post, Muncy; the Bower-Decker Post 251 American Legion, Montgomery; the Garrett Cochran American Legion Post in Williamsport; and Leroy O. Buck Post, Duboistown.