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LIVING HISTORY PRESENTATION
TREE TOP TERROR – MARINE CORPS PBJ-1J

Saturday, August 6, 2022

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing will be holding a presentation on the PBJ-1J Medium Bomber, the Marine Corps version of the North American B-25 Mitchell.

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. On Saturday, August 6, the Commemorative Air Force Southern California Wing at the Camarillo Airport will conduct a presentation on the varying tactics and armament used by PBJ units as they constantly adjusted to operational needs and enemy counter-tactics. They’ll also open their magnificent PBJ-1J, which took 23 years to restore to flying condition, so you can tour the inside of the aircraft. Other iconic aircraft from World War II, most in flyable condition, will also be on display, including a Spitfire, a real Zero, and the F6F Hellcat. Mark your calendars to enter the world of ultra-low altitude tactics and the Marine Corps’ PBJ Mitchell. After the event, their docents will be available to answer questions about the exhibits. For more information, see www.cafsocal.com or call (805) 482-0064.

DATE: Saturday, August 6, 2022

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

COST: A $10 donation per adult is requested to attend.

LOCATION: 455 Aviation Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010

INFORMATION: Website: www.cafsocal.com  Phone number: (805) 482-0064. 

41ST ANNUAL WINGS OVER CAMARILLO

Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21, 2022

Gates open at 9:00 a.m. Demonstration starts at 12:00 noon.

Wings Over Camarillo is back and better than ever! Our 2022 theme is “Women in Aviation” – celebrating the incredible accomplishments that women have made in the history of aviation. Join us in celebrating our aviation heritage at Ventura County’s premier family event. Buy your tickets in advance and SAVE. No cash will be accepted at the gate. The General Viewing area is located on the East Ramp. You can bring blankets and/or chairs. We highly recommend hats and sunscreen as it may get hot. Due to the afternoon winds and blast caused by some aircraft, we will not permit personal umbrellas or shade coverings of any kind in the general viewing area. NOTE: Dogs and pets are not permitted on the airshow grounds – there will be no exceptions.

Wings Over Camarillo is presented by Camarillo Wings Association (CWA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation (EIN #27-1789245) and the Oxnard Auto Center. CWA promotes aviation and its heritage while inspiring youth with aviation-related programs, education and leadership opportunities. For more info, contact [email protected] or (805) 419-3530.

DATES: Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21, 2022

TIME: Gates open at 9:00 a.m. Demonstration starts at 12:00 noon.

COST: General Admission is $30 (17+ yrs), $10 (6-17 yrs), Free (0-5 yrs), $20 (active military). Parking included.

LOCATION: 555 Airport Way, Camarillo, CA

INFORMATION: Contact [email protected] or (805) 419-3530.

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