CAF SoCal conducted a commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day on December 5th, 2015.
The event was well attended and consisted of presentations by Ron Fleishman, Robert Hertberg and Ricky Chen on the Pearl Harbor attack and flight characteristics of the A6M3 Zero.
Following the presentations, there was a brief walk around of the A6M3 Zero and a flight demonstration by the museum’s Zero and P51 Mustang fighters.
We were honored to have among our visitors Retired Senior Chief Orvin Prellwitz who was stationed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 as part of VP-11.
Too humble to speak or appear on video, Senior Chief Prellwitz was acknowledged by the attendees at the conclusion of the presentations; however, we did manage to get a snippet of audio from our honored guest.
Many thanks to all the attendees and speakers and specially the CAF volunteers who helped behind the scenes to put on this great event for us.
Below are a few video links and photo slides of the day’s activities.
Presentation Part one – Pearl Harbor historical events – Ron Fleishman
Presentation Part two – Zero flight characteristics – Robert Herberg
Presentation Part three – Zero restoration – Ricky Chen and Q & A
Zero Walk around – Robert Hertberg
Zero roll out and flight
Full video of the warbird ride by CAF SoCal Cadet: