The Southern California Wing, one of the largest units in the CAF in membership, aircraft and capabilities, was formed in 1981.

Mission & Goals

The CAF was founded to acquire, restore and preserve in flying condition a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States.

CAF Objectives

To perpetuate the spirit in which such combat aircraft were flown in the defense of our nation, in the memory and hearts of all Americans.


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Our Mustang is Flying

After some months of very hard work, a lot of frustration, and waiting for outsourced items to be completed, we have our…


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Aviation Museum Expansion Plans

The Commemorative Air Force SoCal Wing has begun the initial phase for expansion of its historic WWII Aviation Museum….


Bring the family or a friend to check out our new expanded museum displays and one dedicated to the Moms, who “held down the fort” at home during WWII while husbands, sons and relative went off to war. Also see the fighter and trainer aircraft that made history in the Pacific and Europe.

Upcoming Events!

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  • Hours Update – Early Closing Saturday
    Please note that tomorrow, Saturday, April 25th, the CAF SoCal Museum will close for tours at 2:00 due to a special event in the evening. For more information on hours, please call the Museum at (805) 482-0064.
  • UPDATE – Arsenal of Democracy
    We are sorry to have to let everyone know that our Wing’s Hellcat and Bearcat will not be flying back to Washington, DC to participate in next month’s Arsenal of Democracy event. Circumstances beyond our control have made the trip impossible.
  • Arsenal of Democracy
    Washington, DC, March 31, 2015—On May 8, the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, the skies over the National Mall will be filled with one of the most spectacular and diverse arrays of World War II aircraft to be flown at any one time. Organizers of the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol […]

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