We are saddened to learn of the death of long-time League member and contributor Dieter Gröschel, on March 12, 2018. All of us have learned from his Journal contributions, and many have also benefitted from his aid in research efforts.
His family will place a memorial bench in the Ivy Creek Natural Area in Charlottesville, VA. Dieter and his wife were founding members of the Ivy Creek Foundation, established for local environmental preservation and education; in recognition of this, donations to the Foundation in his memory seem appropriate.
A fuller tribute, by Greg Van Wyngarten, will appear in an upcoming issue of Over the Front.
The 2018 Seminar is now being planned. If you would like to get involved in this, please contact League President Mike O'Neal.
The Isle of Jersey has announced the issue of a set of six stamps commemorating World War I aviation, and featuring the work of League member and frequent cover illustrator Russell Smith
Since the National Museum of the United States Air Force has no monument honoring World War I airmen, the League has undertaken creation of one, to be unveiled on September 21, 2018, at the Dawn Patrol fly-in.