Mexico's Aztec Eagles: Heroes of World War II

Saturday, September 16, 2023 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, join speaker Sig Unander for this illuminating presentation about the Aztec Eagle fighter pilots of World War II!  The legendary Aztec Eagle fighter pilots were the only Mexican military unit to serve in combat outside of Mexico. This elite unit of volunteer aviators and support personnel helped American forces drive the Japanese from the Philippines during World War II, however, the Eagles’ exploits were largely forgotten after the war. Through the research of historians such as Sig Unander, their powerful story is coming to light again. 

This event is made possible by the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library; admission is free and no sign-up is necessary.  The library is located at 706 Fourth Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. For more information, please call or email Todd Feinman at 503-675-2535 /


About Sig:

A professional communicator and native of the Pacific Northwest, Sig worked around the United States in print and broadcast journalism, eventually returning to Portland, where he was a public relations manager, communications consultant and magazine editor. He also ran a fine art publishing business, coordinated air shows and worked for a film production company before becoming a public speaker, writer and filmmaker.
Sig has performed extensive public service, as an elected and appointed local government official, and on academic and nonprofit boards. He holds degrees in Political Science and Latin American Studies and has spoken at universities, museums, and associations in several countries.