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Meet the Veterans of the Greatest Generation Who Fought and Won World War II.
Come meet and mingle with over 20 local war Veterans and see an array of vintage aircraft on display at this special Memorial Day weekend event. Free admission, two "Open Cockpit” aircraft, and hot dogs & beverages for purchase make this a great family activity for the long weekend.
This half-day event the Saturday before Memorial Day is organized by volunteers at the Pacific Coast Air Museum (PCAM). It honors our Veterans and provides a forum for all to learn about the Veteran’s experience directly from these living historians. Many of them have already been interviewed for the Library of Congress archives by the PCAM Oral History Team for the benefit of the PCAM Education Program.
Talk With the Heroes of the '40s and '50s
Learn about the events that shaped our world from the men and women who were there.
This day is specially designed for young people to meet with some of America’s Greatest Generation, our Veterans of World War II and the Korean War, as we honor their service to our country on Memorial Day weekend, 2017.
Students and other interested parties will be able to speak directly with local Veterans who were pilots, navigators, paratroopers, ship's gunners, bomber gunners, decipher specialists, WAVES, radio operators, and map interpreters.
Some of them flew P-47 Thunderbolts, P-51 Mustangs, B-17 Flying Fortresses, P-38 Lightnings, TBM Avengers, B-24 Liberators, and T-33 Shooting Stars. We are adding more all the time.
Lots to Do and See
There will be up-close displays of vintage aircraft and Jeeps from both World War II and the Korean War. Planes on display include: P-40 Warhawk, T-6 Texan, PT-13 Stearman, A-26 Invader, P-51 Mustang, RF-86 Sabre, and T-33 Shooting Star. The A-26 and the T-33 will be “Open Cockpit”.
Four small trainer planes flying in formation and trailing smoke in front of dramatic cloudy sky
The Bay Bombers will perform a formation fly-by and Missing Man formation tribute.
As an added treat, there will be a P-51 fly-by flown by PCAM founding member Lynn Hunt and a four- plane "Missing man" formation flight donated and performed by the Bay Bombers Squadron Formation Team (http://baybombersquadron.com/events
). Flight demos may be delayed or cancelled depending upon the weather.
Do you like the music of the 1940s and 1950s? There will be a swing dance demonstration sure to get your feet tapping.
There will be kids' activities for the younger visitors.
Helico Sonoma, a local helicopter charter, tour and flight training company, will be on hand selling helicopter rides (http://www.helicosonoma.com/
Food & beverage will be available for purchase, so plan on having lunch!
Wanted: WWII and Korean War Veterans to Talk With Our Guests
If you are, or if you know of, a WWII or Korean War Veteran who would like to participate in this event, please leave their contact information on the PCAM event phone message system at 707-566-8380.
For Your Security
Backpacks, ice chests, dogs, and other animals are not allowed. Only guide dogs and certified companion animals are allowed.
We need people to help us prepare for this big event! You can help by driving the aircraft tugs to place our display aircraft, serving food, setting up, attending to parking, and many other important roles. Volunteering at PCAM events is fun and rewarding, and you get to meet interesting people and contribute to your community.
To volunteer, visit our volunteer signup system at SignUpGenius, a third-party website: https://goo.gl/WVpa84
Sign Up to Volunteer now!
See you Saturday May 27!
The Pacific Coast Air Museum looks forward to seeing you on Saturday May 27!
Founded in 1989, the Pacific Coast Air Museum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, Tax ID 68-0216262.
Some of the Veterans Who Will Attend