Living History Series - Air War Pacific Fighter Frenzy
Though the Allies had taken back some ground in the Solomons, the outcome in the Pacific aerial arena was still heavily contested. The Mitsubishi A6M Zero had ruled the skies early over the Pacific but that fortune was about change. On Saturday December 8th the Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing at the Camarillo Airport is hosting an event focused on the introduction of the Grumman F6F Hellcat into the fray, and the swirling duels to the death with the Zero that ensued. CAF SoCal unit members will talk about the development of these two remarkable warplanes and their destiny to merge in the hostile skies of the Pacific Theater of World War II. The unit historian, Ron Fleishman, will also discuss the history of CAF SoCal’s A6M3 Zero and F6F-5 Hellcat.
Other iconic, flyable aircraft will also be on display, like the iconic Supermarine Spitfire and the celebrated P-51 Mustang. For the adventurous, rides for hire will be available in several different vintage military aircraft. Light snacks will also be on hand for those wishing a quick bite.
So mark your calendars to hear about the Pacific Theater’s clash of aerial titans. Saturday December 8th, 11:00am at the Commemorative Air Force museum at the Camarillo Airport, 455 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, California. For more information visit the CAF website at cafsocal.com. Experience living history.
Cost: A $10 donation for each adult to help us keep WWII history alive is greatly appreciated.
455 Aviation Drive
Camarillo, CA 93010
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