Santa Rosa Press Democrat Article about PCAM A-26 Invader

April 16, 2017

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat recently published an article by columnist Chris Smith about a very special reunion at the Pacific Coast Air Museum.

Read it here:

Scroll down to the part that begins “No Racy Pictures…”

The Museum’s A-26 Invader is painted to match the original “City of Santa Rosa” that Willis Tupper flew during the Korean War. He recently passed away at age 93, and his family got together at PCAM to honor his memory. They paid a special visit to our A-26, undergoing restoration in the Butler Hangar. Here they are, in the photo below.Family of Willis Tupper stands in front of PCAM A-26 Invader dubbed City of Santa Rosa

Please note that this is not the original City of Santa Rosa that Willis Tupper flew, but one painted to match his in memory of his service.


There’s always something great going on at the Pacific Coast Air Museum. We have Open Cockpit weekends once a month,  special events throughout the year, and regular hot dog lunches. We host school field trips, special group tours, birthday parties, and family get-togethers, all among our collection of historic aircraft and educational exhibits.