"Rosie" Takes Flight

      Douglas, GA, USA

      NM
      9 reviews
      Jun 22, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 50
      "Rosie" Takes Flight
      Douglas, GA, USA

      9 reviews

      Jun 22, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 50

      About this trip

      "Rosie Takes Flight" - Georgia WWII Trail - 63rd Flight Training Museum - Brooks Aircraft Restoration Center


      Join us as we journey to the 63rd Army Air Corps Flight Training Museum in Douglas, Georgia where it all began for Lt. Colonel Robert "Rosie" Rosenthal.  Along with thousands of other junior airmen, Lt. Colonel Rosenthal took his primary flight training instruction at this historic airfield in 1942.

       

      This exclusive one-day tour offering will explore the amazing life of Robert "Rosie" Rosenthal, famed WWII Eighth Air Force- 100th Bomb Group legend who was heavily featured in the critically acclaimed Apple TV +, mini-series, Masters of the Air.  "Rosie" Rosenthal was portrayed by the American actor, Nate Mann.  


      Join "Rosie" Rosenthal's son, Dan Rosenthal on this immersive journey to celebrate the life of one of the Eighth Air Force's most enduring heroes.  Dan will give a private lecture (8:30 am - Saturday, June 22, 2024) about his father at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force.. This will be an exclusive lecture for tour participants.  


      Thousands of other fledgling airmen, including 2nd Lt. Rosenthal, took to the skies over Georgia in the Boeing-Stearman PT-17 "Kaydet" biplanes during their first phase of U.S. Army Air Corps flight training.


      Buses will depart the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force at 9:30 am and journey to Douglas, GA (2:45 minute drive).  Upon arrival, we will have a fabulous buffet lunch at the beautiful, Hardware House, Douglas Georgia.   


      We will then enjoy a private tour of the 63rd Army Air Corps Flight Training Museum followed by an exclusive opportunity to see the restoration progress on the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, "Liberty Belle," at the Brooks Aircraft Restoration Hangar.


      Our bus will return to Pooler, GA to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force that afternoon with an expected arrival time of approximately 5:30 pm.

      What’s included

      • Museum Rosenthal Lecture
        Exclusive lecture by Dan Rosenthal, son of Robert "Rosie" Rosenthal at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 8:30am.
      • Transportation
        Deluxe safe, modern, air conditioned 50 seat motor coach (with bathroom facilities).
      • Lunch
        Lunch at the Hardware House, Douglas, GA - Includes non-alcoholic beverages.
      • VIP Admissions
        VIP Admissions to the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force and the Douglas 63rd Army Air Corps Flight Training Museum.
      • Onboard beverages
        Beverages will be provided during the journey to Douglas, Georgia and return.
      • Gratuities
        All gratuities.
      • Buffet Breakfast
        A buffet breakfast will be served at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force for tour participants on Saturday, June 22, 2024 beginning at 8:00am.

      Available Packages

      Douglas 63rd Flight Training Museum Tour

      Price includes deluxe transportation aboard a modern, safe, air conditioned motor coach from the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force to Douglas, Georgia and return that afternoon with a professional dedicated driver.


      Lunch at the Blueberry Mansion, with non-alcoholic beverages included (alcohol is available for individual purchase). 


      VIP Admission fees to the Museum (National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force and 63rd Army Air Corps Flight Training Museum).


      Dedicated Tour Leader.


      On board beverages aboard the motor coach during the journey.

      $99

      Itinerary

      Saturday, June 22, 2024
      "Rosie" Takes Flight

      The Life of Lt. Colonel Robert "Rosie" Rosenthal / 63rd Army Air Corps Flight Training Museum / Brooks Aircraft Restoration Center - Douglas, Georgia.


      Join us on this fascinating one-day excursion that examines the life of Lt. Colonel Robert "Rosie" Rosenthal who flew with the famed 100th Bomb Group during WWII.

      Lt. Colonel Rosenthal was prominently featured in the Apple TV Mini-Series, Masters of the Air by the American actor, Nate Mann.


      Lt. Colonel Rosenthal's son, Dan Rosenthal, will present an exclusive lecture for our tour participants at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force at 8:30 am. Dan will speak to our group about his father's life, his primary flight training in Douglas, GA, his service in the Eighth Air Force during WWII, and his tenure as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials in 1946. 


      Breakfast will be provided for tour participants beginning at 8:00 am.

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              Douglas, Georgia - 63rd Army Air Corps WWII Flight Training Museum 


      The tour bus will depart the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force at 9:30 am for Douglas, Georgia.  Tour participants will be served lunch at the Hardware House, Douglas, Ga. for lunch before continuing on to the 63rd Army Air Corps Flight Training Museum where Lt. Colonel Rosenthal took his primary flight training in 1942. The tour also includes an exclusive tour of the Brooks Aircraft Restoration Hangar to see the progress being made on the restoration of the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, "Liberty Belle" to flying status.


      The tour bus will return to Pooler, GA and the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force that afternoon for an expected arrival time of 5:30pm.


      Tour participants are welcome to park their vehicles at the Museum, free of charge.  

      Visitors arriving from out of town are welcome to take advantage of a special group rate at the nearby Embassy Suites Hotel -  145 W Mulberry Blvd, Savannah, GA 31407.  A special group rate of $139.00 plus tax and includes a full hot breakfast buffet and complimentary Manager's Happy Hour.


      Reservations can be made at:

      https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=SAVAPES&corporateCode=3253810 



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      National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force
      9 reviews
      The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force is located in Pooler, Georgia, USA. It is a world-class facility that tells the story of the "Mighty Eighth" from World War II to the present day. The museum's Educational Travel Program is widely recognized for its immersive experience and comprehensive coverage of the Eighth Air Force history, making it a highly sought-after offering. The Museum's international and domestic tour programs are constantly being improved to deliver top-quality experiences.

      Reviews

      Very interesting and well-run tour. Really enjoyed it.
      By Hart O for "Rosie" Takes Flight on Jun 25, 2024
      Had a great time...informative, and fascinating!
      By TOM E for "Rosie" Takes Flight on Jun 25, 2024
      The trip was absolutely 5 Star. I was hoping to have lunch at the Blueberry Mansion but things don't always go as planned. The Hardware House was a great alternative. I absolutely loved the exhibits and the added extras such as the Peach Ice Cream and riding in a Biplane. I loved exploring with some of my coworkers and i look forward to joining the historical society. My only complaint if any and this is not the fault of the museum or staff was our bus transportation. There was no soap or hand sanitizer in the on board lavatory. The ceiling of the bus had water leaking constantly onto the floors and step area of the motor coach including where the lights and wiring were located. A major electrical and safety hazard. Also, the emergency exit labeling was missing or torn off on one side of the bus. As someone who has worked in the Safety field that bus was a major liability especially with senior citizens on board and should never have been used for transport. A major liability for sure. Kelly Tours should have known better. Outside of this, I would go anywhere the museum can take me and I look forward to going on more adventures and possibly traveling to Europe with you all next year. Thank you for such an amazing adventure.
      By Stephen G for "Rosie" Takes Flight on Jun 24, 2024
      It was a great day trip, I think we all enjoyed it very much. It was a great value for the cost and I think everyone is hoping that there will be others similar to this in the future. I thanks to all the organizers of this great tour.
      By Carleen L for "Rosie" Takes Flight on Jun 24, 2024
      Wonderful trip. It exceeded my expectations. The tour leaders went out of their way to accommodate wishes of the participants. Great choice of hotels and places to eat. Highly recommended.
      By David N for Roger A. Freeman Heritage Tour - "The Mighty Eighth" - Spring 2024 on Apr 21, 2024
      David and Lorraine, It was indeed and honor and pleasure to have you both on the trip!! It was especially meaningful to take you both the Grafton Underwood to see the air base where Lorraine's father served. I will never forget the tears I shed during the playing of "Taps" at the barracks site!! What an amazing day and a special experience for both of you!! It was our pleasure!! Mark Copeland Director of Educational Tours National Museum of the mighty Eighth Air Force
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