“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.”

Vienna Woods Exhibit at the Freeman Store and Museum

“The History of Vienna Woods, The Early Years: 1951-1955”. This exhibit is the first phase of one of Historic Vienna’s newest research initiatives.

Did you know that in 1951 $14,750 -15,500 bought you a three bedroom one bathroom brick rambler on ¼ acre in Vienna?

Come learn about the Yeonas Company’s involvement in Vienna’s rapid post World War II population growth, when Vienna changed from a sleepy country village to a growing modern Washington suburb. Explore the different house models offered and the special features and options. Find out the origin of some of Vienna Woods’ street names.

This exhibit will be up until early September 2012 at the Freeman Store, 131 Church Street NE, Vienna 22180.   The store is open Wednesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 4 pm, closed Monday and Tuesday.  Vienna Woods Pool has provided a very nice display case for a mini version of this exhibit through the end of the summer season so please take the time and stop by and learn more about Vienna Woods and this successful development.

Contact Anne Stuntz with any questions at (703) 994-9054 or by email at stuntzag@aol.com.

Local History Books For Sale at the Freeman Store

Historic Vienna offers a wide selection of books on local history! The perfect gift for the history buff in your family. Stop by the Freeman Store to check them out!

Edward F. Williams III Civil War Trivia $7.99
James Campi Jr Civil War Battlefields – Then and Now $14.95
Legacy Civil War Chronicle (150th Anniversary) $26.95
Robert W Pelton Civil War Period Cookery $13.95
Workman Publishing Fandex Civil War $10.95
Trevor Owens Fairfax County Postcard History Series $21.99
Kathleen Bartoloni-Tauzon For Fear Of An Elective King $29.95
Barbara Spann Carlby $15.00
John Terry Chase Gum Springs – The Triumph of a Black Community $10.00
William Connery Civil War Northern Virginia 1861 $19.99
William Connery Mosby’s Raids in Civil War Northern VA $19.99
Jill Decker Family Spirit $12.95
Joanne Weismann Deitch Woman’s Suffrage $11.00
Robert Dorr and Thomas Jones Hell Hawks $19.95
Robert Dorr Mission to Berlin $19.95
Kevin Dougherty Encyclopedia of Confederacy $34.95
D’Anne A Evans Wakefield Chapel $8.00
Fairfax County History Commission/Sweig A Fairfax Friendship – The Complete Correspondence Between George Washington and Bryan Fairfax 1754-1799 $16.00
Fairfax Courthouse/Donald Sweig Registration of Free Negroes $30.00
Mary Fishback Northern Virginia’s Equestrian Heritage $21.99
Fairfax County/Paula Elsay Stone Ground – A history of Union Mills $30.00
Anne Frobel Civil War Diary of Anne Frobel $25.00
Cordelia Grantham Sansome Journey To Bloomfield $$24.95
Bradley Gottfried The Maps of Bull Run $34.95
John Grafton The Civil War Concise History and Picture Sourcebook $14.95
David Guillaudeu Images of Rail W&OD $21.99
Don Hakenson This Forgotten Land paperback – A Tour of Civil War Sites $25.00
Don Hakenson This Forgotten Land II Biographical Sketches of Confederate Veterens buried in Alexandria $30.00
Noel Garraux Harrison City of Canvas Russell A. Alger and The Spanish American War $$30.00
Herbert H Harwood Rails to the Blue Ridge/WO&D/1847-1968 $21.95
Paul Herbert God Knows All Your Names – Stories In American History ?
Carole Herrick Hickory Hill McLean, Virginia – A Biography of a House and All Who Lived There $25.00
Carole Herrick Ambitious Failure Chain Bridge The First Bridge Across the Potomac River $29.95
Carole Herrick Yesterday l –  100 recollections of McLean And Great Falls VA $40.00
Carole Herrick Yesterday II – Additional Recollections of McLean and Great Falls VA $35.00
Mary Kelly Mary Kelly’s Diary 1861-1864 $5.00
Kilmer, Kenton and Sweig Fairfax Family in Fairfax County $25.00
Lt Col Jay Lacklen Flying The Line – An Air Force Pilot’s Journey Vietnam 1970-1979 $19.95
Lt Col Jay Lacklen Hunter Mill Road Civil War Self-Guided Tour $15.00
Hunter Mill Defence League/James Lewis DVD Danger Between the Lines $16.00
Hunter Mill Defence League/James Lewis Forgotten Roads of the Hunter Mill Road Corridor $14.00
Hunter Mill Defence League/James Lewis/Brian McEnamy Sunstroke & Ankle Deep Mud $16.00
Hunter Mill Defence League  Brian Anthony and James Lewis A Self Guided Driving Tour: Sunstroke & Ankle-Deep Mud $16.00
Charles Mauro Herndon – A History in Images $19.99
Charles Mauro The Civil War In Fairfax County – Civilians and Soldiers $21.99
Charles Mauro Battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill) $16.95
Charles Miller Historic Cemeteries $21.99
Charles A. Mills Historic Cemeteries of Northern Virginia $21.99
Ross and Nan Netherton Green Spring Farm Fairfax County Va $10.00
Ross and Nan Netherton Memories of Beautiful Burke Virginia $20.00
Ross and Nan Netherton In the Path of History $25.00
Netherton and Netherton Preservation of History in Fairfax County $12.00
Trevor Owens Fairfax County – Postcard History Series $21.99
Martin Petersilia and Russell Wright Hope Park and The Hope Park Mill $34.00
Donald Senese George Mason and The Legacy of Constitutional Liberty $17.00
Vincent Sutphin Nothing Remain the Same $20.00
Petersilia/Wright Hope Park and The Hope Park Mill $34.00
Robert Plumb Your Brother in Arms – Union Soldier’s Odyssey $35.00
Charles Poland Jr Dunbarton Drainsville Va $18.00
Diane N Rafuse Maplewood Fairfax County VA $10.00
Whitney Rhodes This Was Virginia 1900-1927 $10.00
Whitney Rhodes Images of America Fairfax $21.99
Dr. Donald J. Senese George Mason and The Legacy Of Constitutional Liberty $17.00
Brian Smith The First 60 Years of Vienna Little League $30.00
Richard Stephenson The Cartography of Northern Va $25.00
Doris Stevens Jailed For Freedom $12.95
Connie and Mayo Stuntz This Was Vienn PAPERBACK $45.00
Connie and Mayo Stuntz This was Vienna – HARDBACK $60.00
Connie and Mayo Stuntz This was Virginia 1900-1927 $37.50
Connie and Mayo Stuntz This was Tysons Corner $29.95
Connie and Mayo Stuntz A View of Falls Church, Virginia 1881-1889 $30.00
Vincent D. Sutphin Nothing Remains The Same – Jermantown, Legato, Pender, and Waples Mill during the 1920’s and 1930’s In Fairfax County, Virginia $20.00
Chuck Thompson World War II Sites European Theatre $19.95
W&OD Railroad Regional Park WO&D Trail Guide $8.00
? Annandale, VA, A Brief History (gifted) ?
? Fairfax County Stories (gifted) ?

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!