PALM SPRINGS, CA – The Palm Springs Air Museum presents a program about the attack on Pearl Harbor, on Saturday Dec. 1 at 1 p.m., followed by a flight exhibition by a full-functional Zero, the airplane most often used by the Japanese during World War II.
Historian Richard Grosser will examine the events that led up that day of infamy. In the years that followed the attack, there are many different schools of thought as to why the attack took place and whether or not anyone knew the attack was coming.
The flight exhibition follows the program weather and mechanics permitting. The presenting sponsor is the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, with additional support from the city of Rancho Mirage and GarSar Productions.
Admission price ranges from $8-$15. Children under six and all active military and their families with ID are free. The Palm Springs Air Museum is an educational non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve, educate and honor our veterans. More than 30 flyable planes and interactive exhibits are housed in 65,000 square feet of climate-controlled hangars. There is also an educational center with flight simulators upstairs in the 8,500 volume library and the Berger Foundation’s Youth Exploration Center in the B-17 Hangar.
The program is included with regular admission to the museum located at 745 N. Gene Autry Trail in Palm Springs. For more information, go to www.PalmSpringsAirMuseum.org or call 760-778-6262.