AIR FORCE MUSEUM
“Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder, Climbing High into the Sun, Down We Dive Spouting our Guns of Thunder, at a Boys give ‘um the Gun!”
Those words were the inspiration for the Army Air Corp pilots and crews that fought valiantly in WW2 and subsequent wars. The history of March Air Force Base goes back some 90 years ago when the US Army Air Corp was just being formed, it was the training base for many bi-plane pilots and the jumping off place for the DOTTLITTLE Raiders, HQ of the largest SAC Wing of B-52’s, 452nd Troop Carrier Wing and Refueling Wing. Today, it is an Air Force Reserve Training Base and USAF C-17 Cargo Wing HQ.
The March FIELD MUSEUM is a tribute to those air crews and their accomplishments and history. On display are over 70 US Air Force/NAVY aircraft, WW2 German and Japanese, and Soviet Block aircraft on display. March is also home to one of the only 2 flying B-29 bombers of WW2.
Our tour of the museum will begin at MIMI’s CAFÉ in Tustin, 17th and 55 FWY. Take-off time is 0930 and will proceed via a defined route through the foothills of Corona, Perris, and end at the March Field Museum. Lunch to be determined. We have a choice of a Picnic or The MISSION INN, PORTILLO’s, RIVERSIDE FOOD LAB, PROMENADE Food Spots?
EVENT DATE: MAY 15, 2021, START TIME:0930
MIMI’s CAFÉ, TUSTIN, 17th St. and the 55 FWY
Museum Location: VAN BUREN BLVD. and I-215 Exit, Moreno Valley
Museum Hours: 0900-1700 hrs.
Museum Tour Cost: $13 per person, paid when you register on the JOCLA website
RSVP to RALPH GIDWITZ: firstname.lastname@example.org, (310) 310-3991