WWII B-17 Bomber Arriving in Kingman to Celebrate Major Leven Ferrin’s 100th Birthday

Published by The Bee News

November 1, 2021

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WWII B-17 Bomber arriving in Kingman to celebrate Major Leven Ferrin’s 100 th Birthday

The Aviation Heritage Center of Kingman (AHCoK) will be celebrating the 100 th Birthday of Major Leven Ferrin of Phoenix, AZ by bringing the Commemorative Air Force’s B-17, Sentimental Journey, to the Kingman Airport on Monday, December 6, 2021 for an all-day event. Maj. Ferrin and his family will be in attendance and will participate in a historic local flight of the B-17. Mr. Ferrin was one of few B-17 pilots in WWII who completed all 25 missions over Europe with the 8th Air Force.

The opportunity to bring this Hero and the iconic B-17 together for such an incredible moment in time is truly rare and will never come this way again Sentimental Journey will be on display at the Kingman Airport from 10:00 a.m. until its departure at 3:00 p.m. on December 6 th . There will be a riveting recounting of his military career. A brief question and
answer session is anticipated. The public (particularly WWII veterans) is encouraged to attend the event to honor Major Ferrin for his unwavering service to our country and share a celebratory piece of birthday cake. (A detailed schedule will be provided soon.)

AHCoK is organizing this entire event through private sponsorship and donations. All donations are gladly accepted and are tax deductible: ACHoK is a registered non-profit 501c3 organization.

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2 Comments

  1. Major Ferrin is my Dad. It’s great that he and his generation were willing to do very hard things for us. Thanks for helping honor this humble giant and hero. I’ll be there.

  2. Mohave ABATE of Arizona is holding their third annual Christmas party on Dec. 11 at 2:00 pm at the VFW in Golden Valley . Pot luck style and bring a gift to participate in white elephant gift exchange game . There will be other games to. We are a MRO ( motorcycle rights organization ) and open to anyone .

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