Torrance Airport

Torrance Airport

Author: Charles Lobb

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738546623

Category: History

Page: 127

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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 commandants of cadets at the Air Force Academy, and one became the only fighter pilot with combat victories in both World War II and the Vietnam War. Japanese Americans returning from World War II internment camps found temporary housing at the field, and the world's largest manufacturer of civilian helicopters settled there in 1973. The first runway takeoff of a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft was pioneered at TOA, and aerobatic champ Bob Herendeen trained at the site.
Torrance Airport
Language: en
Pages: 127
Authors: Charles Lobb
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

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
Torrance Municipal Airport Proposed Navigational Aids
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Charles Lobb
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1981 - Publisher:

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Extend and Modify the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970, Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Aviation of ..., 94-1
Language: en
Pages: 956
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Public Works and Transportation Committee
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1975 - Publisher:

Books about Extend and Modify the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970, Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Aviation of ..., 94-1
To Extend and Modify the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970
Language: en
Pages: 956
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Subcommittee on Aviation
Categories: Airports
Type: BOOK - Published: 1975 - Publisher:

Books about To Extend and Modify the Airport and Airway Development Act of 1970
Torrance Municipal Airport, Torrance, California
Language: en
Pages: 10
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Subcommittee on Aviation
Categories: Runways (Aeronautics)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher:

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