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A Salute To The Spirit Of San Diego In WWII

Please join Air Group One of the Commemorative Air Force as we honor veterans and veteran organizations for a "Salute to the Spirit of San Diego in WWII" reception as part of our continuing effort to preserve the aviation heritage of San Diego.

San Diego played a significant role in the defense of the free world in World War Two. Not all of America's heroes were in Military uniform. There was also a remarkable mobilization of America's industrial might, ingenuity and management skills of men and women in San Diego that contributed to America's "Arsenal of Democracy."

The national effort produced two-thirds of all Allied military equipment used in World War II, including 286,000 warplanes of which, 18,256 were B-24's. Only one B-24 remains flying today and will be at Gillespie Field, May 1-3, 2013.

We will have retired Brigadier General of the United States Air Force and B-24 pilot Robert L. "Bob" Cardenas as special guest for this occasion along with other distinguished aviators of WWII from San Diego.

A minimum donation of $30 for admittance to this reception with refreshments.

Location: Veterans Museum, Inspiration Point, Balboa Park, San Diego Google Map

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Image of the B-24 statue at the Veteran's Museum.

Above: Image of the B-24 statue at the Veteran's Museum.

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