Friday, March 6, 2009

Secret Aircraft-Carrying Strike Submarine

DATE: March 6, 2009 For Immediate Release

PLANES OF FAME AIR MUSEUM presents the experts on the
I-400: Japan’s Secret Aircraft-Carrying Strike Submarine.

WHO: Henry Sakaida and Gary Nila, experts and co-authors of the book
I-400: Japan’s Secret Aircraft-Carrying Strike Submarine.
Planes of Fame Air Museum historians, members, and volunteers.

WHAT: Considered to be one of Japan’s most secret weapons, the I-400
was the world’s largest submarine and underwater aircraft carrier. Its
mission – to destroy the Panama Canal. Gary and Henry will share
with us 22 minutes of actual color footage, not seen before by the
public, of the I-400’s capture in August of 1945 and her sinking off the
coast of Hawaii on June 6, 1946.

WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 2009; 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Their presentation will
be followed by a question and answer period as well as a book

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

WHY: Planes of Fame has restored and displays one of the largest
collection of rare and historic Japanese aircraft from WWII
including the G4M1 “Betty Bomber,” J2M3 Raiden, J8M1 Shusui,
and the only original flying Mitsubishi Zero Fighter in the world!

On the first Saturday of every month Planes of Fame Air Museum, a 501(c)(3), hosts a special event on WWII aviation history in an ongoing effort to educate and inspire current and future generations. View our website at for more information.

Contact: Andrea Eldridge
(909) 597-7576 E-mail:

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