Spitfire Liberator: The Alex Herbst Story


Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 4:00pm
The Museum of Flight
9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108 - Google Map

Capt. Alex Herbst is the oldest living WWII pilot of the elite 303 and 308 Polish Fighters Squadrons of the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force. The documentary, Spitfire Liberator:The Alex Herbst Story, honors Polish aviators who fought for freedom under foreign skies. Capt. Herbst flew 141 missions on Spitfires, escorted B-17 bombers, and took part in the Invasion of Normandy by the Allied Forces. He survived three emergency parachute landings after being shot down. For his heroism and achievements Capt. Herbst received the Polish Cross of Valor and multiple British decorations. After the war, he immigrated to the United States. His autobiography, Cavalry of the Skies, walks the path of a generation of forgotten heroes who lost everything but faith in a brighter future for the world.

As the space is limited, please reserve your seat by September 21, 2015
E-mail squadron303@spitfireliberator.com or phone 206 474 6311

Screening of the movie, directed by Sławomir Ciok, followed by a Q&A with Capt. Alex Herbst, will take place at
The William M. Allen Theater

The reception will be held after the movie at
The Personal Courage Wing Gallery

The event is free and open to the public.

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