If you’ve ever wanted to check out the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, this is your chance! From 9 am – 5 pm on Sunday, February 5, 2017, all admission to the Museum will be FREE! We will also be welcoming back Award Winning Author, Steve Snyder who will be signing his book, “SHOT DOWN,” from 9 am – 4 pm. Howard Snyder was a B-17 pilot with the 8th Air Force during World War II. On February 8, 1944, his plane was knocked out of the sky by German fighters over the French/Belgium border after a mission to bomb Frankfurt, Germany. “SHOT DOWN” tells the true story of events leading up to and after that harrowing day. Of the ten man crew, some died. some ended up in prison camps, and some evaded capture. What makes this book so unique is the varied, detailed, and amazing story of what happened to each member of the crew, particularly Howard Snyder who evaded capture and was missing in action for seven months. A UCLA graduate and California native, Mr. Snyder belongs to numerous WWII organizations and serves as President of the 306th Bomb Group Historical Association. His book has won 16 national book awards.