On Saturday January 23, 2016 members of the Wing paid their respects and said goodbye to our dear friend and comrade, Joe Peppito, Gone West on October 20, 2015.


The event was well attended by the Wing members as well as Joe’s family and included a flight by the Wing’s Mustang, Spitfire, Hellcat and Zero fighters in a Missing Man fly-by formation.


Joe was the Wing Maintenance Officer of CAF SoCal Wing from 1983-1998 and again 2007-2010 as well as serving as the Wing Leader from 1999-2002. He was the Crew Chief of our SNJ-4 “Blue Bird” #N6411D which he brought back to flying condition from a truck load full of parts and pieces.

Most recently, Joe has also been our Wing’s Training Officer, helping to mentor and guide our Wing Cadets over years.


Joe will be dearly missed. May he rest in peace.


Play List of videos from Joe’s Memorial