Thursday, March 24, 2011

Gathering Foundation Newsletter - Spring, 2011

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Remembering a P-51 Mustang Ace
Capt. Robert J. Goebel: 1923-2011
Capt. Robert Goebel, a P-51 Mustang Ace, passed away February 20, 2011. Funeral services were held February 24, 2011 at St. Lawrence Martyr Church in Redondo Beach, California.
Capt. Goebel joined the U.S. Army Air Force just a few months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, and quickly trained to earn his pilot's wings and 2nd Lieutenant's commission by June 1943. In March of 1944 Capt. Goebel moved to Italy with and the 31st Fighter Group and began flying Mustangs. In his 61 WWII combat missions Goebel shot down a total of 11 German aircraft.
He returned home at the age of 21 and attended the University of Wisconsin. From 1950 to 1966 Goebel re-entered the Air Force, during which time he worked on the Gemini launch vehicle for NASA.
Capt. Goebel is the father of nine children, and The Gathering Foundation extends its sympathy and condolences to Goebel family. To learn more about P-51 Mustang Ace Capt. Goebel click here.
The Gathering of Mustangs & Legends
Goes Nation-Wide
Due to high popularity of the Gathering of Mustangs & Legends one-hour broadcast, which initially aired on WOSU in Columbus, Ohio this past August, the program will now be available across the country.
NETA, the National Educational Telecommunications Association, will be nationally distributing the television version of the Gathering of Mustangs & Legends DVD to all local PBS stations.
The show will be available nationally starting May 23, 2011. In order to have this program aired in your city, contact the Programming Director of your local PBS affiliate and make a request.
Gathering of Mustangs & Legends Commemorative Book Funding Received
The Gathering Foundation has received funding from several generous donors to finance a commemorative book of the 2007 Gathering of Mustangs & Legends event. In February, The Foundation Board approved the book for production targeting an August 2011 completion date.  Initial plans call for a 224 page, hardbound, oversized book featuring hundreds of the extraordinary images captured by multiple photographers at the event.
A pre-sale opportunity of this limited edition book will be available for newsletter members, so keep an eye out for upcoming details and encourage your friends who are not newsletter members to register on the website.

GML Merchandise - A Perfect Father's Day Gift!
Merchandise from The Gathering of Mustangs & Legends is timeless and a great gift idea for the aviation enthusiast!  From our award-winning DVD to hats, shirts, posters and more, we've got something everyone can enjoy.  Many of our items have been marked down for clearance. 

Start shopping now!

Other Offers
GML Legend Charles McGee is part of the 2011 National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinee class?  Congratulations Col. McGee! 

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