Americans in Wartime Experience

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July 7, 2019

And Other Museum Updates

The beginning of July marks the end of the first half of 2019. As we move into the second half of the year, we look back on a busy summer season for the Voices of Freedom and progress made to the museum as we continue to work towards building a permanent facility in Prince William County.

June 9, 2019
William Bonelli

Bonnelli flew 30 missions out of Foggia, Italy

The Voices of Freedom participated in the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Air Museums 29th Annual World War II Weekend in Reading, PA June 7-9. On Day 3 of the event, staff had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing 98 year old William Bonelli. Mr. Bonelli shared his story of piloting a B-17 Flying Fortress, flying 30 missions out of Foggia, Italy. During his career in the Army Air Corps and eventually the Air Force, William would attain the rank of Lt. Colonel. As interesting as his account was of missions flown in a B-17, the most compelling part was his recollections of the events of December 7th, 1944.

February 1, 2019
mission bbq

The Voices of Freedom have participated in several events in 2018 and 2019

Events include Army Heritage Days in Carlisle, PA, Warbirds Over the Beach in VA Beach, the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s WWII Weekend, the Dale City Independence Day Family Fun Day and the WWI & WWII Weekend at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, VA.  Other events are on the schedule which includes our annual open house.
The Americans in Wartime Experience is a planned 63-acre educational and historical complex like no other. Designed to tell the stories and honor the sacrifices of all who sacrificially gave during times of conflict — whether on the homefront or abroad — this project will help you walk back into history in an new way. LEARN MORE

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