“Mission To Tokyo”: A WWII Lecture by Robert F. Dorr

Date: September 17
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: 
Vienna Town Hall (127 Center Street S, Vienna, VA 22180)

Join Historic Vienna for Robert F. Door’s lecture relating to his latest book, Mission To Tokyo.

Historic Vienna, Inc. is sponsoring a lecture by USAF veteran, retired diplomat and author Robert F. Dorr.  On Tuesday, September 17 at 7:30 in the Council Chamber of Vienna’s Town Hall, Mr. Dorr will discuss his latest book, “Mission To Tokyo,” the story of the American airmen, ground crews and escorts who flew long-range bombing missions during the final months of World War II.  Mr. Dorr’s presentation is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.  For more information, call (703) 938-5187.

About Mission to Tokyo:

Mission To Tokyo takes the reader on a World War II strategic bombing mission from an airfield on the western Pacific island of Tinian to Tokyo and back. Told in the veterans’ words, Mission To Tokyo is a narrative of every aspect of long range bombing, including pilots and other aircrew, ground crew, and escort fighters that accompanied the heavy bombers on their perilous mission.

Join author Robert F. Dorr for a lecture and discussion about the experiences of American airmen, mostly B-29 Superfortress bomber crews, in the final months of the war against Japan, including the March 9-10, 1945 firebomb Mission to Tokyo. This discussion will cover the events of that era and tells how they provide lessons for today. This is a Stephen Ambrose-style history tale that one critic called “’Band of Brothers’ with planes.”

Author Talk with Robert F. Dorr: “Mission to Berlin”

Time: 7:30 PM
Date:
Wednesday, December 7
Location: Council Chamber of Vienna’s Town Hall

Historic Vienna, Inc. is sponsoring a lecture by author, USAF veteran and retired senior diplomat Robert F. Dorr on Wednesday, December 7 at 7:30 pm in the Council Chamber of Vienna’s Town Hall.

On the anniversary of the United States’ entry into WWII, Bob will discuss his newest book “Mission To Berlin,” a history of the B-17 Flying Fortress crews who participated in the largest mission ever flown against a single target.  There will be a question period following the lecture.  Bob writes books, magazine articles and newspaper columns about Air Force history and operations.  He will have copies of this book for sale at the event.

The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.  For more information, give us a call at (703) 938-5187!