Oconee County Library

The Crash of the B-17, Frank’s Nightmare
Sunday, September 03, 2017, 03:00pm

Historian Bill Cosgrove will reveal the mysterious WWII story of a former Athens resident Lt. Eugene Cook, who was the pilot of a jinxed B-17 Flying Fortress from the 91st Bomb Group – “Frank’s Nightmare.” His plane was shot down on his fifth mission  - the famous August 1943 “Double Strike” raid. He spent 2 years in a Prisoner of War camp and found out after the war that he was the sole survivor of this ill-fated Flying Fortress. All programs are free and open to all interested people. For more information, please call 706-769-3950 or visit www.athenslibrary.org/oconee.