July Monthly Dinner
Charlie Harber was born on July 19, 1920 in a small town near Abilene, Texas. He enlisted in the US Army Air Corps in February 1942 only two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. After aircraft mechanic training in Lubbock, Texas and Tucson, Arizona he took a train to Fort Dix, New Jersey. After seven days on ship crossing the North Atlantic, he arrived at the 306th Bomb Group at Thurleigh, England which was about 50 miles North of London. There he was an aircraft mechanic on the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress until December 1945.
Sherm Smoot, Museum President, donor David H. Goff, Jim Barker and Gary Corippo, discussing the new acquisition
The museum recently received a Focke_Wulf 149 D "Piggi" aircraft. This aircraft is in excellent condition, and will be on display in Hangar 1. The FwP-149 D is a former German Air Force trainer, originally built by Piaggi Areo, in Genoa, Italy, later licensed to Focke_Wulf.
Dennis Gage, host of My Classic Car, interviewing Carol Verstuyft, WWW8 Coordinator
Warbirds Wings & Wheels 8 was a tremendous success this year thanks to Dan and Carol Verstuyft and a terrific group of volunteers whom helped make it the largest event of the year. It attracted nearly 4,500 people and over 250 vehicles on display. Registered cars came from north of Petaluma, south from San Diego and east from Lake Havasu City. This year's event was filmed for TV by Dennis Gage. Showing is set for "early 2017 season."
Support your museum at the Top Flight Golf Scramble! Get the gang together for a fun Saturday, all in support of the Estrella Warbird Museum.
Museum Docents Make it all Happen!
Estrella Warbirds Museum relies on an outstanding cast of volunteer docents to help run the museum, the gift shop, the automobile display.