HAWTHORNE — The roar of World War II fighters and bombers will reverberate over the Hawthorne Municipal Airport on Sunday morning, while on the ground 20 pilots will recall the days of glory when they shot down a total of 180 enemy aircraft.
The occasion is the Hawthorne Air Faire, at the airport near the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and 120th Street. Admission and parking are free. The show will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The refurbished planes--a C-47, two B-25s, two P-51s and a Japanese Zero, among others--will make one pass over the Hawthorne airport and then land.
Other planes--a B-17 bomber and a C-46--will already be on the ground. For logistical reasons, they have to be flown in earlier. Also on the ground will be military vehicles and autos from the World War II era.