OLLI at Auburn hosting “Tuskegee Airmen” co-authors at Jan. 14 meeting

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Co-authors of “The Tuskegee Airmen: An Illustrated History, 1939-1949,” will be the featured speakers at the general membership meeting of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University Monday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. at the Lexington Hotel, 1577 S. College St.

The book is a detailed photographic history including important events and background tracing the airmen through training, combat and beyond. Speakers will be Dan Haulman and Joe Caver who, with Jerome Ennels, wrote “The Tuskegee Airman.”

Speaker Daniel Haulman is chief of the Organizational Histories Branch of the Air Force Historical Research Agency. Other books by Haulman include “Air Force Aerial Victory Credits: World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam”; “The United States and Air Force and Humanitarian Airlift operations, 1947-1994″; “One Hundred Years of Flight: USAF Chronology of Significant Air and Space Events, 1903-2002″; and “Eleven Myths About the Tuskegee Airmen.”

Speaker Joseph Caver is a senior archivist at the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. The 2008 Air Power History Journal selected Caver’s article, “Setting the Record Straight Regarding Lieutenants White and McCullin, Tuskegee Airmen,” written with Jerome Ennels and Wesley Newton, as the Journal’s article of the year. In 2010, he received the Spirit of Marion Award from Alabama State University.

Co-author Jerome Ennels is a former Air University historian and currently an archivist at the Air Force Historical Research Agency. In addition to publishing numerous unit histories, monographs, studies and articles in newspapers and professional journals, he co-authored “The Wisdom of Eagles: A History of Maxwell Air Force Base with Wesley Newton.”

An information fair from 8:45-9:45 a.m. precedes the meeting and is open to the public. Coffee and cookies will be served. The fair is an opportunity for attendees to sign up for OLLI committees and to obtain information about OLLI classes and procedures. Representatives will provide news on City of Auburn facilities and Auburn University opportunities.

For more information about the general membership meeting or the winter classes which run from Jan. 28 through March 11, call Linda Shook, OLLI at Auburn associate director, at (334) 844-3105, email olli@auburn.edu, or go to the website at http://www.olliatauburn.org.

(Contributed by Linda Shook.)

Contact: Linda Shook, OLLI at Auburn, (334) 844-3105 (olli@auburn.edu, or
Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)