September 6, 2008- CAF Museum Commemorates the Battle of Midway
Commemorative Air Force, Southern California Wing hosted a special
event on September 6, 2008 commemorating the Battle of Midway. This
pivotal WWII battle in the Pacific Theater was the beginning of the end
for the Japanese Navy as a formidale force in the Pacific. Jim
Hinckley, himself a WWII veteran, gave a presentation about the battle.
The CAF SoCal Wing flew their A6M3 Zero and F6f Hellcat in formation
with the SBD Dauntless that was brought up from the Planes of Fame
Museum and flown by Ron Hackworth. Steve Barber flew the Zero and Gary
Barber flew the Hellcat. Below are some of the photos taken at the
Ceci, one of the tireless
coordinators for the event with Ron Hackworth, pilot of the SBD
The CAF SoCal Wing's newsletter editor and webmaster, Dave.
Jim Hinckley describes the Battle
of Midway to the visitors.
A nice crowd was present for
The F6F Hellcat, A6M3 Zero and SBD
Dauntless just after engine start.
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