Meet decorated World War II airman Sept. 10

September 2, 2013 

— The public is invited to attend a reception honoring World War II Veteran Jim McRainey, and the men and women who served in World War II, at 5 p.m. Sept. 10 at Pamela Kimbrel Warlick Visual and Performing Arts Center at Gaston Day School.

McRainey was co-pilot of a B-17 bomber, “The Flying Fortress” and flew in the European Theater.

McRainey’s collection of personal memorabilia from the Air War over Europe including maps showing his sorties, scale models of WWII aircraft, his uniform jacket, mask, books and flight documents are on exhibit through Sept. 30.

Gaston Day Headmaster Dr. Richard Rankin will hold an informal interview with cRainey giving attendees the opportunity to hear his first-hand account of many history shaping events of the Air War over Europe.

Last Man Standing Club of WWII veterans, and active and reserve duty military personnel are expected to be on hand. The exhibit of Mr.

Gaston Day School is located at 2001 Gaston Day School Road, Gastonia. For more information, call 704-864-7744.

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