Tom Wilber Maritime Museum Visit


Sunday, June 4, 2-4pm

at The H. Lee White Maritime Museum

H. Lee White Maritime Museum History Lecture Series 2023 - logo is boat wheel with water underneath

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum is pleased to present the second installment of its 2023 History Lecture Series featuring Tom Wilber, author of Vanishing Point: The Search for a B-24 Bomber Crew Lost on the World War II Home Front. the river's end bookstore will be on-site selling Tom's book.

Cover of "Vanishing Point" by Tom Wilber is a picture of a sunset on the water Photo of author Tom Wilber sitting in front of a window overlooking the water

Award winning journalist and author Tom Wilber will piece together the largely forgotten story of the bomber Getaway Gertie, and the eclectic group of enthusiasts who have spent years searching for it in the depths of Lake Ontario.  The B-24 Liberator vanished with its crew while on a training mission over upstate New York on February 18, 1944.  Parts of the plane washed ashore near Oswego, but neither the plane nor crew were ever located giving rise to local myth and legend.  Wilber’s Vanishing Point combines such myth with historical fact, painting a portrait of sacrifice on the World War II American home front. This event is free an open to the public.