Californians were panicked by the Pearl Harbor attack of December 7, 1941, and civilian flights within 200 miles of the coast were immediately terminated. Airfields were commandeered and new ones hastily built. One of these was the Lomita Flight Strip, known today as Zamperini Field, the Torrance Municipal Airport, or TOA. This 490-acre parcel sent four squadrons of P-38 fighter pilots off to war with one commanded by the judge of the Charles Manson trial, an ex-Flying Tiger. Six other pilots became generals, two became ...

Torrance Airport 2006, Arcadia Publishing (SC), San Francisco, CA

ISBN-13: 9780738546629

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Torrance Airport 2006, Arcadia Publishing Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781531628376