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Planes of Fame Air Museum

Planes of Fame Air Museum Where Warbirds Fly and Aviation History Lives! World-famous aviation museum based in Chino, Californ Come see us!

While the journey from 10 original aircraft to over 150 has been a long one, our mission has never changed. It is the Mission of Planes of Fame Air Museum to preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans. And although the Museum spans the history of manned flight from the Wright Flyer replica to the Space Age of Apollo, many m

ore chapters remain to be written and many more stories told before the vision of a young Ed Maloney is finally fulfilled.

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Last Thursday, we held a special celebration memorial for Major John Tashjian, WW2 veteran, who passed away last year. M...
02/22/2023

Last Thursday, we held a special celebration memorial for Major John Tashjian, WW2 veteran, who passed away last year. Mr. Tashjian served with VMF-441 (U.S. Marine Corps Fixed Wing Squadron) during World War II as a Corsair pilot. In 1944, VMF-441 was operating out of the Marshall Islands on Roi-Namur, an island in the north portion of the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshalls. Thanks to records from Mr. Tashjian, Mr. Ferrill Perdy, and Mr. Edward McAleer, we know that the Museum's F4U-1A Corsair was with them at this time. Mr. McAleer flew our Corsair six times, Mr. Perdy flew it twice, and Mr. Tashjian flew it once. Mr. Tashjian retired from USMC service with the rank of Major.

The memorial service, coordinated by Michele Spry, Author, included the burial Friday morning with full military honors at Miramar National Cemetery. Our Corsair performed a flyover of the funeral and stopped at MCAS Miramar for a meet and greet. Family and friends of Mr. Tashjian were on-hand including his son.

We salute you Mr. Tashjian and your incredible service and life!
Photos by Craig Bryant and Schaefer Photography

02/21/2023
Sherman Tank Fires Up!

IT'S ALIVE! Our Sherman Tank has been fired up from a bit of a slumber and engine rework thanks to the incredible efforts of our motorpool here at the museum! Want to see the Sherman in action? Then you won't want to miss our May 6-7 'Wheels, Tracks, and Wings' event here at the Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino Airport, CA) where we will have the Sherman open for tours and it will take part in a demo!
Do you own a military vehicle? We would LOVE for you to bring it to the museum for our event! Sign up to bring your vehicle (it's FREE!) here: https://forms.gle/frUKzauH5f7ccxYu9
Thanks to Cindy Novak-Delaurell for the video!

We're less than TWO WEEKS away from our next Hangar Talk Flying Event featuring the F4U-1A Corsair on March 4, 2023! Who...
02/20/2023

We're less than TWO WEEKS away from our next Hangar Talk Flying Event featuring the F4U-1A Corsair on March 4, 2023! Who's excited to see this gull-winged bird take to the skies again?
Also, we're open this week Wednesday through Sunday, 10am-4pm for all your aviation history needs!

Do you own a military vehicle? Are you a reenactor? The Planes of Fame Air Museum would LOVE to have you attend our Whee...
02/17/2023

Do you own a military vehicle? Are you a reenactor? The Planes of Fame Air Museum would LOVE to have you attend our Wheels, Tracks, and Wings 2023 event held on May 6-7! Sign-ups are NOW OPEN for the event, please fill out the online form located here: https://forms.gle/frUKzauH5f7ccxYu9
Please share with any military vehicle owners and reenactors who would like to attend the event here at Chino Airport, CA! Any military vehicle used in military service from WW1 to Vietnam is welcome along with any reenactors during the same time period. We will have a full reenactor encampment for those who wish to stay at the event overnight on Saturday, May 6th. We also have special treats planned for those who stay or keep their vehicle here for both days of the event! There are many surprises we hope to unveil in the next few weeks, this is an event you won't want to miss.

Mary Neher posted this really cool photo from 1972 before our move to Chino Airport. In this shot from Ontario, CA, you ...
02/16/2023

Mary Neher posted this really cool photo from 1972 before our move to Chino Airport. In this shot from Ontario, CA, you can see all sorts of amazing things our founder Ed Mahoney strived to save from the scrap heaps! Thanks to his dedication and vision, we have a huge collection of aircraft, many of which fly. Thank you Ed!
The museum is open through Sunday 10am-4pm.

Did you know, if you turn over a Corsair with its wings folded, it looks like a heart? ♥ Happy Valentines Day from the P...
02/14/2023

Did you know, if you turn over a Corsair with its wings folded, it looks like a heart? ♥ Happy Valentines Day from the Planes of Fame Air Museum, and don't forget our next Hangar Talk Flying event featuring the Corsair on March 4th, 2023 at Chino Airport!

It's that time again, time for a new cover photo! With our next Hangar Talk Flying event (March 4, 2023) featuring the F...
02/13/2023

It's that time again, time for a new cover photo! With our next Hangar Talk Flying event (March 4, 2023) featuring the F4U-1A Corsair, we're looking for photos of the Corsair! In order to be considered for the cover photo, you yourself must have taken the photo and it must be of our Corsair (pictured here in the previous WW2 scheme or in the newer Korean War scheme for the movie 'Devotion'). It also helps to post images wider than 1000 pixels so we don't have to enlarge the image. We can't wait to see what you all have this time!

⭐PLEASE READ: ROAD CLOSURE LEADING TO THE MUSEUM THROUGH MAY 15, 2023! ⭐Updated 2/12/23 - Due to extensive road construc...
02/13/2023

⭐PLEASE READ: ROAD CLOSURE LEADING TO THE MUSEUM THROUGH MAY 15, 2023! ⭐
Updated 2/12/23 - Due to extensive road construction, Merrill Avenue has been closed at the intersection of Euclid Avenue (Highway 83) and Merrill, Also, Grove Avenue is closed where it meets Merrill Avenue. This closure will be in effect from February 10, 2023 until May 15, 2023. This will impact our March 4th/April 1st Hangar Talk events and our May 6-7 Wheels, Tracks, and Wings event.
This closure is due to the infrastructure work (plumbing, electrical, sewage, etc.) associated with the construction of new buildings north of Merrill and the roadway expansion of Merrill Avenue. Once completed, Merrill Avenue will become a five-lane road. This work over the next three months will require visitors to the Planes of Fame Air Museum to use alternate routes to reach the Museum. These routes have been identified on the updated map here.

Today was our 2023 Volunteer Appreciation event here at the museum before we opened to the public. Awards were handed ou...
02/11/2023

Today was our 2023 Volunteer Appreciation event here at the museum before we opened to the public. Awards were handed out to those volunteers who've gone above and beyond this past year.
THANK YOU to all the volunteers and the continued service you do for the museum!

⭐PLEASE READ: ROAD CLOSURE LEADING TO THE MUSEUM THROUGH MAY 15, 2023! ⭐Merrill Avenue is closed Until May 15, 2023. Use...
02/10/2023

⭐PLEASE READ: ROAD CLOSURE LEADING TO THE MUSEUM THROUGH MAY 15, 2023! ⭐

Merrill Avenue is closed Until May 15, 2023. Use Alternate Routes to Reach Museum. This will impact our March 4th/April 1st Hangar Talk events and our May 6-7 Wheels, Tracks, and Wings event.

Beginning today and continuing until at least May 15, 2023, Merrill Avenue will be closed from Euclid Avenue to Stearman Avenue. This closure is due to the infrastructure work (plumbing, electrical, sewage, etc.) associated with the construction of new buildings north of Merrill and the roadway expansion of Merrill Avenue. Once completed, Merrill Avenue will become a five-lane road. When completed, Merrill Avenue will feature five traffic lanes. This work over the next three months will require visitors to the Planes of Fame Air Museum to use alternate routes to reach the Museum. These routes have been identified on the map here.

Who saw the movie Devotion? We've mentioned it before, but our combat veteran F4U-1A Corsair took part in the filming al...
02/09/2023

Who saw the movie Devotion? We've mentioned it before, but our combat veteran F4U-1A Corsair took part in the filming along with several other Corsairs! She currently still has the 'movie paint' that was applied for the movie in Korean War markings of VF-32 "Fighting Swordsmen". See the Corsair take to the skies over Chino Airport Saturday, March 4th, 2023 for our next Hangar Talk Flying event!

We wanted to say congrats to Garren Swager for his first solo flight in our Curtiss P-40 Warhawk! Garren is a pilot for ...
02/09/2023

We wanted to say congrats to Garren Swager for his first solo flight in our Curtiss P-40 Warhawk! Garren is a pilot for the museum and has flown our aircraft over the years, and we're happy to add the P-40 to his warbird list! After our Hangar Talk flying demo this past Saturday, he took to the skies in the P-40 at the end of the day.
📸 Photos by Craig Bryant

COMING SOON - March 4th, 2023!We are proud to announce the next Hangar Talk Flying event with the topic aircraft being o...
02/07/2023

COMING SOON - March 4th, 2023!
We are proud to announce the next Hangar Talk Flying event with the topic aircraft being our Vought F4U-1A Corsair! More info to come for our next event, but mark your calendars now!

⭐Museum doors open at 9:00am on this day.
⭐Hangar Talk begins at 10:30am and lasts until 12:00pm.
⭐Hangar Talk features several brief and fascinating presentations focused on aviation history, key personalities from aviation’s past, and other engaging topics. We’ll announce the actual line-up for each event about 1-2 weeks preceding the event.
⭐At 12:15pm, we'll be hosting our "Flying Demo" featuring the F4U-1A Corsair" A brief outdoor presentation will be followed by engine start-up and taxi directly in front of the crowd. Q & A with the aircraft pilot will follow the flight.
⭐We will have food trucks on-site, our re-enactors and Museum Guides, and fun stuff for our youngest visitors.
⭐Our Gift Shop is open and stocked with loads of aviation themed apparel, toys, logo keepsakes, books and many more items.
⭐The Museum is open until 4:00pm.
⭐Regular Admission is in effect (Members always admitted free).
⭐Our "Member's Only" raffle drawing will be held to win a flight in one of our aircraft.
⭐A great way to spend the day for the whole family at Planes of Fame Air Museum.

Who's excited about our May 6-7, 2023 Wheels, Tracks, and Wings event? This now two-day event will feature even MORE mil...
02/06/2023

Who's excited about our May 6-7, 2023 Wheels, Tracks, and Wings event? This now two-day event will feature even MORE military vehicles, a full reenactor encampment, warbird flights, and so much more! We hope to have the military vehicle and reenactor sign-up forms done this week! If you have a military vehicle and want to bring it to this two-day event at Chino Airport, CA, we would LOVE to have you! Keep an eye on our page for more in the coming week!

02/04/2023

Live for the startup of the P-40 Warhawk here at the Planes of Fame Air Museum

Great turn out today for the February Hangar Talk Flying Event featuring the P-40 Warhawk! We will be live for the start...
02/04/2023

Great turn out today for the February Hangar Talk Flying Event featuring the P-40 Warhawk! We will be live for the startup of the Warhawk around 12:15pm!

TOMORROW! Join us Saturday, February 4th, at Chino Airport for the Planes of Fame Air Museum Hangar Talk Flying event fe...
02/03/2023

TOMORROW! Join us Saturday, February 4th, at Chino Airport for the Planes of Fame Air Museum Hangar Talk Flying event featuring the P-40 Warhawk! It's going to be a great day with presentations, food trucks, reenactors, and topped off with a flight demo by the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk! Doors open at 9am. For more information: https://planesoffame.org/events-calendar2/Hangar-Talk-2-3-4-5-6-7

TWO DAYS away from our next Hangar Talk Flying event featuring the P-40 Warhawk! It looks like it'll be a wonderful sunn...
02/02/2023

TWO DAYS away from our next Hangar Talk Flying event featuring the P-40 Warhawk! It looks like it'll be a wonderful sunny day for flying (unlike this photo from last year when we had some cloudy weather!). Join us this Saturday, February 4th. Doors open at 9am with the presentation starting at 1030am and the flight at 12pm.

Hey, that place looks familiar! Los Angeles based band Budderside filmed their latest music video "Joker" here at the Pl...
02/01/2023
BUDDERSIDE "Joker" (Official Video)

Hey, that place looks familiar! Los Angeles based band Budderside filmed their latest music video "Joker" here at the Planes of Fame Air Museum. You might see a lot of familiar aircraft in the background. Per the band's page: “Joker pays tribute to [Patrick] Stone’s father, a veteran and stunt pilot lost to Covid."

Official Music Video for “Joker” by BUDDERSIDE.Stream or Download “Joker” - https://onerpm.link/TheTruthBuddersideFollow BUDDERSIDE on Spotify: https://open...

THIS SATURDAY, February 4th, at the Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino Airport, CA): February’s Hangar Talk and Flying Dem...
01/31/2023

THIS SATURDAY, February 4th, at the Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino Airport, CA): February’s Hangar Talk and Flying Demo promise some engaging topics and a chance to see a World War Two combat veteran take to the skies!

⭐ Doors to the Museum will open at 9:00am. Regular admission prices are in effect and Museum Members always get in free!

This month, Hangar Talk continues with the next installments of two of our ongoing series stories and we take a fascinating look at a major breakthrough of the 1930s that paved the way for the incredibly powerful engines of the 1940s. Plus, Ted Mount will focus TED Talk on one of the world’s most colorful aviators from the Golden Age, a man who redefined perseverance in the face of mounting obstacles. Our Flying Demo features one of the true heroes of World War II – the Curtiss P- 40 “Warhawk.”

The Saturday, February 4, 2023 event has all the makings of a great day! Here’s What’s Happening During Hangar Talk:

⭐ Hooray for Hollywood Part II: “Preparing for War” In early 1939, as the world moved closer to the brink of war, the U.S. Government and the Hollywood community began a collaboration that would span the next four years of fighting. The Museum’s Brian Finnegan will continue his series on Hollywood during WWII with a look at the role of recruitment films used to build- up the Armed Forces, training films to teach the men how to fight, and orientation films that explained the “why” of war. We’ll also look at several film stars and their real-life roles as training instructors.

⭐ Tech Notes: The Great Horsepower Race From the early days of aviation, the idea of more powerful engines translated into the ability to fly higher, farther, and faster. But at some point, the advancement of super powerful engines stalled – primarily due to the limitations of the fuel they needed to run. Ken Saltgaver of the Museum will look at the challenges of the 1920s and 1930s that led to the development of refining improvements and more stable aviation fuels. Ken will show us how this opened the door for engines only imagined a decade earlier.

⭐ Target for Today: Commemorating the 91 st Bomb Group of World War II Jim Llano of the Museum continues his series on the 91 st Bomb Group – Heavy during World War II with a presentation entitled, “Target for Today.” Jim will explore how the Army Air Force in Europe selected targets for the heavy bombers and what went into planning a bombing mission. He’ll also take a look at some of the principle and most dangerous missions flown by the 91 st Bomb Group during the conflict.

⭐ TED Talk: Overcoming Life’s Setbacks Our TED Talk for this month will feature Ted’s inspirational look at one of aviation’s most colorful personalities – Wiley Post. The first pilot to fly solo around the world, Post also made advancements in science with his discovery of the jet stream and his work on high-altitude pressure suits. But Ted will go beyond the accomplishments to show us a man who, when faced with one serious setback after another, persevered to overcome them and succeed.

⭐ Flying Demo of the Curtiss P-40N “Warhawk” It is still to this day one of the most easily recognized warbirds from the Second World War era. It flew in every combat theater of the war, and served the United States and her allies in aerial combat, bombing, and ground support missions. While never the fastest aircraft in the skies nor the most agile, it nevertheless proved reliable, dependable, and deadly. The Museum’s P-40N “Warhawk” is a combat veteran of WWII, having flown with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the conflict. The Flying Demo will begin at 12:15pm and feature a brief presentation by Ken Saltgaver of the Museum followed by engine-start directly in front of the crowd. The aircraft will taxi away and we’ll conduct our “Members Only Raffle” which will feature a free flight in the Museum’s Vultee BT-13B “Valiant.” We’ll then thrill to the sights of the P-40 flying over the Museum for twenty minutes and upon its return, guests will be able to ask questions of the “Warhawk’s” pilot.

In addition to all of the above, we’ll have food trucks on hand, our Museum Guides will tell you the stories of the Museum and its world-renowned collection, and our B-17 will be open for visitors to tour the inside. A great way to spend the day at Planes of Fame!

THIS SATURDAY: February 4, 2023 - Chino Airport, CaliforniaSee the World War 2 Curtiss P-40N Warhawk fly during the Plan...
01/30/2023

THIS SATURDAY: February 4, 2023 - Chino Airport, California
See the World War 2 Curtiss P-40N Warhawk fly during the Planes of Fame Air Museum February Hangar Talk Flying event! Join us for a day full of wonderful presentations topped off with the flight of this famed WW2 fighter. Doors to the museum open at 9am with the event starting at 10:30am. At 12:15pm, we'll start up the Allison engine on the P-40 and take to the skies for a flight demonstration!
There will also be food trucks, activities for kids, and lots more plus six hangars PACKED with aviation history to explore! Join us THIS SATURDAY at Chino Airport!

It's a beautiful day to spend here at the museum! Have you checked out our gift shop lately? We now have in stock a wide...
01/28/2023

It's a beautiful day to spend here at the museum! Have you checked out our gift shop lately? We now have in stock a wide assortment of Sluban lego-like kits including tanks, Corsair, F-35, Spitfire, and more! Our gift shop is well-stocked with items for any aviation lover. We're open today and tomorrow 10am-4pm!

Did you know: Our P-40 Warhawk is currently painted in the desert scheme for the 325th Fighter Group based in Tunisia!Se...
01/27/2023

Did you know: Our P-40 Warhawk is currently painted in the desert scheme for the 325th Fighter Group based in Tunisia!
See the P-40 fly Saturday, February 4th, here at the Planes of Fame Air Museum during our February Hangar Talk Flying event!

Warhawks galore! A group of Hawks is called a 'kettle,' a group of Tigers is called a 'streak,' and a group of Sharks is...
01/26/2023

Warhawks galore! A group of Hawks is called a 'kettle,' a group of Tigers is called a 'streak,' and a group of Sharks is called a 'shiver.' What would you call a group of P-40 Warhawks?

See our Warhawk (second in the line here) fly at our next Hangar Talk Flying Event next week, Saturday, February 4th, at the Planes of Fame Air Museum! Doors open at 9am with the presentation beginning at 1030am. At 12:15pm, the Warhawk takes to the skies!

Mustang and Lightning... What a pair! Which would you pick to take into combat?We're open this week Wednesday through Su...
01/24/2023

Mustang and Lightning... What a pair! Which would you pick to take into combat?
We're open this week Wednesday through Sunday 10am to 4pm!

We're a bit less than two weeks away from our next Hangar Talk flying event featuring the P-40 Warhawk on February 4th! ...
01/23/2023

We're a bit less than two weeks away from our next Hangar Talk flying event featuring the P-40 Warhawk on February 4th! Who's excited to see the Warhawk take to the skies?

Let's play another game! What aircraft is this? (Hint, we have two at the museum!)
01/21/2023

Let's play another game! What aircraft is this? (Hint, we have two at the museum!)

Our M4A1 Sherman Tank has been getting some love from our amazing motorpool! They recently removed the R-975 radial engi...
01/19/2023

Our M4A1 Sherman Tank has been getting some love from our amazing motorpool! They recently removed the R-975 radial engine for some work before a few upcoming events, including our Wheels, Tracks, and Wings event May 6-7, 2023 where the Sherman will perform a demo! Thanks to Cindy Novak-Delaurell for the shots!

Jason Rupe shared this awesome shot of our F4U-1A Corsair when he was at the museum! Very cool! Have you come out to see...
01/17/2023

Jason Rupe shared this awesome shot of our F4U-1A Corsair when he was at the museum! Very cool! Have you come out to see the Corsair, still in the movie paint scheme for the recent Korean War movie Devotion? We will be returning the Corsair to the WW2 paint scheme soon, so don't miss out on seeing it! We are open Wednesday through Sunday 10am-4pm.

Our B-25 Mitchell launching out of Santa Maria Airport last year for the Central Coast Airshow. Have you checked out our...
01/16/2023

Our B-25 Mitchell launching out of Santa Maria Airport last year for the Central Coast Airshow. Have you checked out our plans for the Santa Maria Planes of Fame Air Museum expansion? Check out our brand new website all about it and our donation drive to help us reach our goal here: https://www.pofsantamaria.org/

We're now closed for today, but we will be open Wednesday through Sunday next week 10am-4pm! Who made the trip this week...
01/16/2023

We're now closed for today, but we will be open Wednesday through Sunday next week 10am-4pm! Who made the trip this weekend to the museum? Post your photos in the comments if you did!

Have you checked out our Santa Maria expansion website? It has information about the upcoming new facility, a FAQ, the l...
01/14/2023
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Have you checked out our Santa Maria expansion website? It has information about the upcoming new facility, a FAQ, the latest news, and a way to help out with our current donation drive! Check it out here: https://www.pofsantamaria.org/

Planes of Fame Air Museum is expanding to the Santa Maria Airport. Help honor inspire future generation's interest in aerospace and world history by donating today!

The Planes of Fame Air Museum is proud to announce the return of our popular event from last year, 'Wheels, Tracks, and ...
01/13/2023

The Planes of Fame Air Museum is proud to announce the return of our popular event from last year, 'Wheels, Tracks, and Wings' now being held two days: Saturday, May 6th, and Sunday, May 7th! This year we're increasing the immersion tenfold with more military vehicles, a reenactor encampment, Sherman Tank demonstration, vehicle parade, special presentations throughout both days, warbird flight demos (including the B-25 Mitchell), kids activities, and so much more! Plus some really incredible surprises we hope to unveil as the event is closer. And we're shaking up Hangar Talk for May, with presentations in the Maloney Hangar as well as on several smaller stages throughout the Museum on both days!

Vehicle owners/reenactors: We will have more information soon including the military vehicle and reenactor sign-up form. So get your vehicles ready (clean up that beautiful OD Green), shine your boots, clean your uniforms, and mark your calendars!

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The Museum is open Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Our giftshop is open Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. Please visit our website www.planesoffame.org or call 909-597-3722 for more information.

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Visit Planes of Fame Air Museum at Historic Cal Aero Field in Chino, California. The Planes of Fame Air Museum was founded in 1957 by Edward Maloney. It is the oldest independently operated aviation museum in the United States.

The museum collection spans the history of manned flight from the Wright Flyer of 1903 to the space age Apollo Capsule. We house over 150 Aircraft and displays. Many of the Aircraft are flyable, including the P-51 Mustang, F4U Corsair, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-40 Warhawk, B-25 Mitchell, P-38 Lightning, F-86 Sabre & Russian Mig 15.

Our Mission is to preserve aviation history, inspire interest in aviation, educate the public, and honor aviation pioneers and veterans.

We are a non profit 501 (c)(3) organization that has grown since 1957 through donations and dedicated volunteers. For more info please visit: www.planesoffame.org

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This past Friday we had the honor of documenting WWII Veteran John H. Tashjian's memorial service in San Diego, CA. He lived to be 101 years old!

The story of how all this came to be is amazing...Michele Spry, Author became friends with Mr. Tashjian after meeting another WWII Veteran, Mr. Ferrill Purdy, in 2015 when he brought a lamp into her electric company. Michele decided to feature Mr. Purdy in a war hero children's story. During her research, she found that Mr. Purdy flew a Vought Corsair F4U-1A #17799 during World War II twice and his wingman, Mr. Tashjian, also flew the same Corsair. With this news, it was determined that the Corsair was in fact a true combat veteran and the was still around and located at Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, CA. Mr. Tashjian was able to fly in the plane again on his 100th Birthday!

One of Mr. Tashjian’s final wishes was to have his remains placed in the seat of the Corsair and have the Marines Hymn played at sunset. We honored that wish.

The SoCal Patriot Guard Riders escorted his family and remains to Miramar National Cemetery for his burial with military honors including a flyover by the Corsair that he flew during WWII. After the ceremony, we met up with the Corsair at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and his son shared his father's special story with members of the San Diego Press and current Marines.

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On Friday February 17, 2023 the SoCal Patriot Guard Riders escorted us to Miramar National Cemetery to lay to rest Major John H. Tashjian a World War II Marine Fighter Pilot who served two tours.

Having the Patriot Guard Riders a part of this day was extremly important to me because I wanted his sons, Peter and John Tashjian to experience a full military funeral. It was a highlight to be escorted from San Marcos, CA to Miramar National Cemetery and a small urn of ashes rode with a Marine and his Harley Davidson which I know he would have enjoyed!

I had the honor of speaking at his funeral and a special thank you to the Marines for allowing us to change the format to fit what we wanted to do so that we could get through this bittersweet moment. After speaking it was the Marines detail to do the folding of the flag to present to his son Peter. At this time they also did the 21-gun salute and playing of TAPS.

Just after the flag was presented, the Patriot Guard Riders presented Mr Tashjians son with a framed letter. Then it was time for Matt Nightingale to do a flyover with the Planes of Fame Air Museum Corsair that Mr Tashjian flew during World War II. What an incredible moment and such a fitting send off to Mr Tashjian. (He was flying with Matt Nightingale during this special mission)

We then headed to Miramar Marines Base. We had been invited to a special meeting with the Corsair and several Marines that would be there to welcome us.

The local TV station would interview Peter Tashjian (who did an amazing job) and would air on TV that evening.

I have tried to wrap my head around these couple days and it’s so hard to articulate everything. It was an amazing day filled with so much love, honor and respect for a member of the Greatest Generations. At 101 1/2 years young he lived a great life and so much good came from the last 6 years. I just wanted this day to be simply perfect for the Tashjian family. I can’t help but think Mr Tashjian was smiling from up above at this beautiful ceremony and would approve of his final resting spot. It really is spectacular here.

I know I have said this before, but thank you all for loving this family. Part of our heart died the day he passed but our lives is better because he was in it! Until we meet again….

Huge thank you to Scott Schaefer with Schaefer Photography for capturing this very special day!
On Thursday, February 16, 2023 I had the pleasure of traveling to Planes of Fame Air Museum with Peter Tashjian to do some final things with the Corsair his dad flew during World War II.

In 2016 we discovered that Mr. Purdy flew the Corsair F4U-1A #17799 in World War II two different times during the war and Mr. Tashjian flew this Corsair one time during the war. With this news, it was determined that Planes of Fame’s Corsair was in fact a true combat veteran, something they knew but couldn’t prove until 2016 when I made a call to the museum after looking through their flight log books.

It's hard to believe he flew this exact plane on June 10, 1944 during World War II, and then got to fly in it for his 100th birthday celebration at Planes of Fame Air Museum! What an amazing story and a wonderful memory!

One of Mr. Tashjian’s final wishes was to have his remains placed in the seat of the Corsair at sunset with the Marines Hymn played. We fulfilled his wishes and took time to re-tell his story and the connection to this special warbird.

A huge thank you to Planes of Fame for allowing this to happen and staying late so we could honor Mr. Tashjian with family and friends.

Thank you to Scott Schaefer with Schaefer Photography for flying to California to capture these moments to share with those that couldn't be there.

It was a very special day and Mr. Tashjian's logbooks were donated to the museum because of the connection between Mr. Tashjian and the Corsair that will be used in a display in the future. A small urn of ashes was given to Planes of Fame as well and would fly with the pilot, Matt Nightingale who would take those with him in a flyover on Friday, February 17, 2023 for Mr. Tashjian's funeral. (More photos to come soon)
I would like to thank with these photos the treatment that they have given to my father (82 years old and flight engineer), my son and I, Pancho and Iván. They are two wonderful people who have shown us the museum on a Sunday leaving their families to attend to us and missing the super bowl. We went from Madrid, with the sole purpose of spending the day at Planes of Fame and they made us feel unique. Thank you, thank you and thank you. We will never forget it and hopefully one day we can visit you again. My most sincere congratulations for having two such valuable people working there.
My first visit to PoF, Easter week 1986.
Planes of Fame Air Museum 2012 Air Show when the F-4 made an appearance!
WW2 AVG pilots and a Chinese peasant airfield guard. Planes of Fame Air Museum
Sábado dia 4 de fevereiro é dia de live da aeronave P-40 no Planes of Fame Air Museum . Saiba todos os detalhes inclusive o link da live em nosso site, acesse:
www.afaccasabranca.com

Inspired by another photographer, I visited the Planes of Fame Air Museum and took photos of the noses of some of the museum's airplanes.

Planes of Fame Air Museum

More photos can be found -

https://www.flickr.com/photos/serrotatauren/albums/72177720305611595





P-40 getting some TLC in 2018
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Uma semana para a live demo da Aeronave P-40 no Planes of Fame Air Museum . Acesse o nosso site e saiba todos os detalhes inclusive o link da live, acesse:
www.afaccasabranca.com

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