P-3149

Restore Historic WWII Firetruc

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History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Casper, Wyoming

Total Budget: $10,000

Areas of Focus: Basic education and literacy, Community economic development

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Restoration of the original 1942 U.S. Army Class 125 Firetruck assigned to the Casper Army Airbase for display in the Casper Wyoming Veterans Museum.


Restoration of the original 1942 U.S. Army Class 125 Chevrolet 1-1/2 ton Firetruck originally assigned to the Casper Army Airbase and recently returned to become part of the collection in the Casper Wyoming Veterans Museum. The firetruck served on the Casper Army Airbase from 1942 - 1945 and responded to numerous training accidents. Tragically 138 airmen lost their lives while training to fly B-17's, B-24's and P-39's at the Casper Army Air Base for action in Europe and the Pacific theaters. The truck has been returned to the museum and needs to be restored so that it will start and run so that it can become a rolling display and take the museum collection to the people of Central Wyoming during special events including events at the Wyoming Veteran's Cemetery in Casper, Memorial Day and Veterans Day. The Members of the Casper Rotary Club have offered to donate their time, talent and tools to restore the fire truck and get it into running condition. One of the Casper Rotary members, Glenn Januska, secretary of the club has donated a heated workspace for Rotarian's to work on the vehicle. Timeline is pretty short - six months. The Rotarian's are ready to rebuild the carburetor, clean the fuel system, boil the radiator, and replace the tires and other rubber parts to get the vehicle running. Projected cost for the parts is $10,000. The patrons of the State of Wyoming Veterans Museum will be the beneficiaries of the project. The vision is to turn the truck into a running museum piece. The goal of the museum is to teach our citizens about our Veterans and the sacrifices that they have made for our safety and freedom. The Wyoming Veteran's Museum contains information and displays of our Veterans from per-territorial times through the present day. A large part of that history is the key part that the Casper Army Airbase played in training airmen for WWII and the Korean Conflict. The Wyoming Veteran's museum is a part of the Casper Museum Consortium and plays an important part in promoting tourism and learning in Casper and the State of Wyoming. Many of the elementary schools visit the museum to learn about our recent history and to round out their education about world events.

Project Contact Person

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Casper

Primary Contact: Joe MacGuire

Email: joemacguire762@gmail.com

Project Status

Signed
This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Casper (5440)

9-Nov-19

$3,500

$3,500

$7,000

Casper (5440)

10-Nov-19

$3,000

$0

$3,000

Total

$6,500

$3,500

$10,000

DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Project Supporting Documents

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History Log Entries

9-Nov-19

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

10-Nov-19

by Joe MacGuire

System Entry: Pledge of $3,000 by Joe MacGuire of the Rotary Club of Casper, District 5440.

10-Nov-19

by Joe MacGuire

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

10-Nov-19

by Joe MacGuire

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

10-Nov-19

by Joe MacGuire

System Entry: Project signed by Joe MacGuire.

11-Nov-19

by Randall Looper

Joe,

The casper club has an outstanding grant that is over two years old(P1908) by Greta Hinderliter that needs to be closed before any future grants can be approve. You need to have the receipts and final report complete and up loaded to the documents area. If you have any questions please contact me at this email or call me at 970-629-0654.

11-Nov-19

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by John Griffith.

12-Nov-19

by Randall Looper

Joe,

It was just discovered that 1908 was for Casper Revelery even though they completed the grant with Casper as the club. So you can ignor my last email.You are all set.

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