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History of the Jeep - EAA 690 1st Saturday Aviation Program and Pancake Breakfast

Guest speakers for the 1st Saturday in September Aviation Program and Pancake Breakfast will be Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brough. Robert and Jane Brough will share their story of restoring GPW 14280, a world War-II Jeep vehicle. What makes this a special achievement is that Robert's personal story of undertaking this daunting project while being legally blind and working on this jeep by touch and feel while his wife, Jane, learned how to weld and paint to make this a truly, team project.

The 1942 Ford GPW Jeep owned by Robert and Jane Brough, was restored in 2013. It was manufactured in April of 1942 and is characterized by the Ford logo on the rear panel. The Jeep restoration is in tribute to Jane's father, Bernard R. Phillips Jr. of Leavenworth who served in WW2 in Germany with the 9th Army Air Force, 45th Air Depot Group commemorated by the front markings on the vehicle. The rear bumpers on the Jeep commemorate Robert's father, William Brough's service in the 2nd Army, Inspection in 1943. William lives in Smyrna and is age 92.

Weather permitting, Robert and Jane will bring their GPW and their .50 cal. Browning machine gun carriage to the breakfast for all to see. And, maybe get a ride!

The September 5th program will begin at 10:00 and is open to all. An all you care to eat Pancake (and eggs, sausage and biscuits, etc.) Breakfast and/or refreshments are available beginning at 8:00 AM in the EAA Sport Aviation Center, 690 Airport Road, at Gwinnett County's Briscoe Field. The price of breakfast for adults is $6, children under 10, $3. Ample aircraft and auto parking is available. For additional information contact Randy Epstein at randy.epstein@windstream.net.

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