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Founded in 1989, the
Pacific Coast Air Museum
is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the acquisition, restoration, safe operation and display of historic aircraft, preserving aviation history, and providing an educational venue for students and the community.

We also honor those heroic aviators who have contributed so much to the growth and defense of our way of life.

"One seldom finds such a collection of user-friendly aircraft amidst congenial hosts and lovely wine-country weather. Learn about the vast array of educational programs, scout activities and the opportunities for birthday parties and other gatherings. Bring your family - bring the kids from school - bring the scout troop. ...you´ll find it hard to leave."
Tom Reed
Secretary of the Air Force
1976-77

Member Meeting

October 19, 2011
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Rollie Barton WWII P-51 Pilot with the 31st Fighter Group - 309th Fighter Squadron

Rollie Barton joins us at to talk about his experiences flying the P-51 from bases out of Italy in the latter days of WWII. The 309th Fighter Squadron scored 173 victories throughout WWII including 18 ME-109s on March 31, 1945. Lt. Barton shot down two of the 109s on that day including one that was at his 6 O’clock.

Return with Honor

309th P-51s receiving maintenance at San Severo, Italy, June 1944
Honor Plaque at the United States Air Force Academy
309th P-51s receiving maintenance at San Severo, Italy, June 1944
309th P-51s receiving maintenance at San Severo, Italy, June 1944
309th Officers, San Severo, Italy 1944
309th Officers, San Severo, Italy 1944
Capt. John Voll's P-51D: 308th FS, Summer 1944 
Crew Chief S/Sgt Robert J.Hendery
Capt. John Voll's P-51D: 308th FS, Summer 1944
Crew Chief S/Sgt Robert J.Hendery


Dimensions: Span 37 ft. 5/16 in. length 32 ft. 3 in.; height 12 ft. 2 in.; wing area 240 sq. ft.
Weight: Normal loaded 10,100 lb.
Performance: 1450 hp Packard 1650-7 engine; Maximum speed 437 mph @ 25,000 ft, Rate of Climb 3,475 @ 5,000 ft, Service Ceiling 30,000 ft.
Service Ceiling: 30,000 ft.
Armament: 6 0.50 in. Browning machine guns
Flown by: 307th FS June 44 to July 45
308th FS June 44 to July 45
309th FS June 44 to July 45

Location:

Mesa Beverage Company, Inc.
3200 N. Laughlin Road. Santa Rosa, CA

Directions: From Santa Rosa, take Highway 101 North and exit at Airport Blvd. Turn left on Laughlin Road toward the museum. The Mesa building is located on the left side of the street just past the museum and Nob Hill south gate.

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