PBJ Presentation Aug 6, 2022

Thank you all who came out to learn about our bomber and support the Commemorative Air Force!

PBJ Mitchell Presentation August 6,

The Tree Top Terror! That’s what Japanese ground forces called Marine
Corps PBJ and Army Air Force B-25 medium bombers as they rampaged at
very low altitudes across the Southwest Pacific from 1943 onward. Given
the leeway by accommodating leadership to test and evaluate different
tactics and armament configurations in the field, that’s just what they
did. Come experience living history as CAF SoCal conducts a presentation
on the varying tactics and armament used by PBJ units as they constantly
adjusted to operational needs and enemy counter-tactics. We’ll also open
our magnificent PBJ-1J, which took 23 years to restore to flying condition,
so you can tour the inside of the aircraft.

2022-08-09T20:07:22-07:00June 19th, 2022|News|

Our Presentation Schedule for 2022

Part of our mission is to educate, and we love doing just that with our presentation series.   These 1-2 hour events happen every so often at the museum and are really worth trying to make it in person.  

Here is the list for 2022 so you can plan ahead:


  • June 4th – 11 am:  F6F Hellcat
  • August 6th – 11 am: VJ Day 77th anniversary featuring our B-25 PBJ Bomber 
  • September 10th – 11 am:  Battle of Britain 82th anniversary featuring our Spitfire
  • November 12th – 11 am:  Mass production during WWII
2022-05-08T19:45:38-07:00May 8th, 2022|Featured, News|

Upcoming Airshows 2022

We love seeing all of you at the museum, but we realize that not everyone can travel to Camarillo, California. 


So, come see us at an airshow near you – here is the tentative list as of July 25th (changes and cancellations of air shows can happen, check back frequently): 



Aug 6          Heber City, Utah  https://www.cafutahwing.org/

Aug 20-21  Wings Over Camarillo, California  https://wingsovercamarillo.com/

Sep 23-25   MCAS Miramar, California  https://www.miramarairshow.com/

Oct 1            Sedona, Arizona  https://sedonaairport.org/

Oct 1-2        Minden, Nevada  https://www.aviationroundup.com/

Oct 1-2        Capital Airshow, California  https://californiacapitalairshow.com/

Oct 15-16    Santa Maria Airfest, California  https://www.airshowcenter.com/

Nov 4-6      Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada  https://www.airforce.com/

Nov 11        Wings Over Dallas, Texas  https://wingsoverdallas.org/

2022-07-25T20:42:03-07:00April 23rd, 2022|News|

Gone West – Steve Barber

There are many, many volunteers that contribute to the Commemorative Air Force, and many of those are members of, and work hard to enrich the Southern California Air Wing here in Camarillo.  Few, however, can match the dedication, time involved, and effort in building a strong foundation of volunteers, aircraft, and facilities.   It is very safe to state that the CAFSOCAL would not be what it is today without Steve Barber.  

As a dedication to his memory, we are posting his memorial video here for the public to enjoy, as many of us have enjoyed remembering Steve.  Please feel free to email membership@cafsocal.com with any additional stories, photos, or videos of Steve that other friends and family of Steve would like to see. 

Thank you Steve for all that you have done for our organization and wing – you will be dearly.


2022-03-01T20:03:17-07:00January 8th, 2022|News|

Happy Holidays 2021!

Happy Holidays!  Sale in the Gift Shop!   Holiday Hours! 

From all of us at the CAFSoCal, we wish you a very happy holiday season.

To make your holidays more merry we are are offering a 10% discount in the PX (gift shop) – place your orders now so that we can ship quickly!  Discount applies to online orders only and you must use the code px2021 at checkout.

Also, the museum will be closed on December 24th, 25th, 31st, and January 1st.  

Thank you and we hope you have a safe rest of 2021!

2022-01-08T11:59:13-07:00December 4th, 2021|News|

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