Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Open to the public, Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents its monthly Living History Event. The topic for the July 4 event is ‘Little Friends-Bomber Escorts', featuring the North American P-51D Mustang. A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans is featured, followed by a question & answer period and flight demonstration when possible. The P-51 will be on display and perform a flight demonstration when possible. At 12:00 noon, the Membership Sponsored raffle flight will occur. Become a member to enter the raffle. All members are eligible to enter the raffle, but you must be present to win.

WHO: Historian and author Robert Grant is the son of Capt. JJ Grant a P-51 Pilot ...who served on Iwo Jima during WWII and is the historian and webmaster for the 506th Fighter Group's website www.506thfightergroup.org and also authored the book "506th Fighter Group Iwo Jima 1945". Robert will take us through the B-29 escort missions of Planes of Fame Air Museum's P-51D "Dolly" from Iwo Jima to Japan during the closing months of WWII. Details of which will come from "Dolly's" pilot Capt. JJ Grant’s personal "Letters from Iwo Jima" written during his tour of duty on Iwo Jima. Ken Butera, a P-51 Mustang Crew Chief who served on Iwo Jima in 1945 with the 47th Fighter squadron, 15th fighter group, with also speak. Kevin Thompson (POF Moderator and Aviation Historian) and Edward Maloney (Museum Founder & Curator, and Aviation Historian) moderate and join in the presentation.

WHEN: Saturday, July 4, 2015, 10am–12 noon: Speaker program & flight demonstration. Museum doors open at 9:00am.

WHERE: Planes of Fame Air Museum, 7000 Merrill Avenue #17, Chino, CA 91710

WHY: It is the Mission of Planes of Fame Air Museum to preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans. The Museum sponsors regular events in the form of inspirational experiences, educational presentations, flight demonstrations, and airshows in fulfillment of this mission. Planes of Fame Air Museum, ‘Where Warbirds Fly and Aviation History Lives’.
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    7000 Merrill Ave Suite 17, Chino, California 91710
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