Ben “Flaps” Berry, a Tuskegee Airman who served as a bomber pilot in World War II, along with Clayton Gross P-51 Mustang fighter, ace in the European Theater, three-war veteran Col. John Misterly, USAF (Ret.) and other Northwest authors will be on hand to meet visitors and sign copies of their books at the Wings of Freedom Museum, 13515 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd., (next to the Milwaukie Bomber) on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Berry’s historic military career began when he was drafted at age 18, but his passion for engineering can be traced to childhood. Many of the Milwaukie hero’s war stories are captured in his book, “Tuskegee Airmen: To the Moon, Mars and Beyond (Secrets Revealed).”

Other scheduled guest writers include Kristi Burke, whose bestselling “Proof Through the Night” tells the harrowing story of her father’s ordeal as a POW after his B-29 was shot down over Japan, and Barney Blalock’s “Portland’s Lost Waterfront” recalls the city’s vanished waterfront in these tales of sea dogs, salty days and the river’s tides. Marc E. Paulsen’s, “Magic in the Air” encourages readers to experience the exuberance, thrills (and a few chills) vividly described in these lively tales of impetuous flying exploits.

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