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Sat, Apr 20


Empire State Aerosciences Museum

ESAM Fly in Breakfast

Donna Esposito presents: MIA Pilot LT. John Mancini, WWII F-5 Pilot from Ballston Lake, NY

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ESAM Fly in Breakfast
ESAM Fly in Breakfast

Time & Location

Apr 20, 2019, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Dr, Glenville, NY 12302, USA

About the event

Join us on Saturday, April 20, 2019 for our amazing Fly-In Breakfast featuring an assortment of eggs, French toast, pancakes, sausage, potatoes, coffee, tea, juice and more.

At 10 a.m., writer and WWII Historian Donna Esposito presents the story of local missing in action pilot, Lt. John Mancini from Ballston Lake, NY. Mancini flew a Lockheed F-5 Lightning, the unarmed photoreconnaissance version of a P-38 Fighter, in the Solomon Islands during WWII. He was lost on a mission in April, 1943 - 76 years ago.

Learn about Mancini, these daring missions and see a newly discovered film of his squadron on Guadalcanal.

Lt. Mancini is one of the New Yorkers featured in ESAM’s NEW World War II Aviation Exhibit in Gallery II.

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