The Friends of the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park will feature a talk on the “Original Hell’s Angels” on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m in the Barnegat Lighthouse Interpretive Center. Admission is free; donations are accepted.
Guest speaker Jon Fiorella will discuss how the U.S. Air Force 303rd Bombardment Group of World War II and its B-17 bomber became known as “Hell’s Angels,” which was part of the U.S. Army Air Force’s 303rd Bombardment Group.
“Some of this story has been passed on by my uncle, John Kosilla, who was a staff sergeant on the maintenance crew of Hell’s Angels and played a large role in her (the plane’s) record achievements,” said Christopher Lane, Friends vice president and programing chairman.
Lane said the talk will also cover the evolution of the U.S Army Air Corps into the U.S. Army Air Forces and later into the modern U.S. Air Force.
For more information, call the state park office at 609-494-2106. —E.E.
Reposted from The Sandpaper