FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2012
“Fritz Wolf: Badger State Ace” New World War II Exhibit to Open at Wisconsin Veterans Museum
(MADISON) ― On Tuesday, January 31, a new exhibit will open at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum highlighting the service of Fritz Wolf of Shawano, Wisconsin, a naval aviator who flew with the famed “Flying Tigers” in Burma and China in 1941-42, and later off the decks of the USS Hornet and USS Yorktown in 1944-45. During World War II, Wolf shot down five enemy aircraft, including two Japanese bombers on December 20, 1941. This new exhibit features numerous artifacts, including a scarf given to him and his fellow “Flying Tigers” by Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, photographs and mementos from his service, and a short film detailing Wolf’s homecoming parade in July 1942.
For more information on the exhibit, contact Jeff Kollath, Curator of History, at (608) 261-0541 or email Jeffrey.email@example.com. The Wisconsin Veterans Museum is a free public educational activity of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and is located at 30 W. Mifflin St., across the street from the State Capitol. For more information go to www.wisvetsmuseum.com.
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