Inland Empire Aviation Roundtable


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

7 p.m. - March Field Air Museum

In 2009 when he retired, Steve Snyder began his quest to learn more about the World War II experiences of his father, pilot Howard Snyder, and the crew of the B-17 bomber “Susan Ruth.” His book Shot Down tells the dramatic experiences of all ten crewmembers after their B-17 bomber (piloted by Steve’s father) was knocked out of the sky by German fighters over the French/Belgian border. The book also covers the courageous Belgian people who risked their lives to help them.


This presentation will highlight how the author came to take on this project, and what he discovered during his research. Copies of the book will be on sale this evening. For more information, click on the file link below.


The Inland Empire Aviation Roundtable is sponsored by the March Field Air Museum, and is dedicated to those interested in—and involved with—the local aviation and aerospace community. Monthly presentations are open to the public, with subjects including aviation and aerospace history (both civil and military) and new developments in these fields. Programs typically last from 60 to 90 minutes. Parking and admission are free for this event.


Author Presentation "Shot Down"
Mar 2018 IEAR Flyer.pdf
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