Friday, February 6, 2009

Thunderbolt Combat Pilots in Chino!

AVIATION LIVING HISTORY EVENT at the PLANES OF FAME AIR MUSEUM. Six WWII combat pilots recall their experiences. See the aircraft they flew, our REPUBLIC P-47G THUNDERBOLT, fly overhead.


Living History provided by actual WWII P-47 combat pilots…
Michael McCarthy - Retired Brigadier General. Flew 154 missions.
Steve Pisanos - WWII P-47 Double Ace. Author of The Flying Greek
Sanford Ross - Past President P-47 Pilots Association
Marshall Lumsden - US Army Air Corps P-47 Instructor & Test Pilot
Selwyn Lurie - 135 RAF Fighter Squadron, Burma Campaign
Les Krause - Ret. Col. US Army Air Corps, Fighter Squadron C/O
WWII Aviation Historians and Authors
Planes of Fame Air Museum members and volunteers

We present eyewitness accounts facilitated by a discussion panel of experts. A flight demonstration featuring our WWII P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft will follow the presentation. Members are entered into a raffle for a flight in the P-47 during today's flight.

Saturday, February 7, 2009; 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Speaker presentation
12:00 pm - P-47 Flight Demonstration

Planes of Fame Air Museum
7000 Merrill Avenue, Chino, CA 91710

Our ongoing commitment to educate the public by providing a venue for our veterans of WWII to share their experiences.

On the first Saturday of every month Planes of Fame Air Museum, a 501(c)(3), hosts a Flying Day featuring an historically significant aircraft from our extensive WWII flyable collection. We present an expert panel discussion culminating in a flight demonstration. Planes of Fame Air Museum restores, displays, and flies aircraft to educate and inspire current and future generations. View our website at for more information.

For more information about The Planes of Fame Air Museum, and its events, please call (909)597-3722; or visit the Planes of Fame website at

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