October 22, 2019

Witness to History – Meet WWII Vet Bill Cooney

World War II Vet Bill Cooney, a survivor of the German POW camp Stalag Luft #1, will share stories and photos from inside the camp at the Essex Library, Thursday, November 11th at 3 p.m.

Army Air Corps Lieutenant Bill Cooney was just a kid in 1944, on a bombing run over Germany, when his plane was hit by flack and went down in enemy territory. He spent the rest of the war as a prisoner in Stalag Luft #1.  Visitors to Essex Library can meet him, see his amazing inside-the-camp photos, and hear his stories at the Library’s third annual Witness to History program on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m.

This year’s speakers, all World War II vets, also include Doug Demerast and Donald Porter. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the eye-witness accounts of wartime experiences by the men who fought in battles across the globe – children are welcome.

Please call the Essex Library at 860-767-1560 for more information or to register for the program.