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Museum Tours Offer Look at War Planes

March 10, 1998|DAWN HOBBS

The Confederate Air Force World War II Aviation Museum at the Camarillo Airport is now open for free tours every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Confederate Air Force, Southern California Wing, is a nonprofit group that restores and flies World War II-era aircraft. The international organization has been based at the Camarillo Airport since 1982.

Five World War II aircraft based at Camarillo have received numerous awards. Currently, a rare Japanese Zero fighter is undergoing extensive maintenance.

Also,, a Curtiss C-46 transport, a Grumman F8F-2 fighter, a North American SNJ Navy trainer and a North American B-25 Mitchell bomber are permanently based at the museum. All are in flying condition except the B-25, which is undergoing restoration.

For group tours, call 482-0064.

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