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eBook Torrance Airport (CA) (Images of Aviation) ePub

by Louis Zamperini,Charles Lobb

  • ISBN: 0738546623
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Louis Zamperini,Charles Lobb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (August 28, 2006)
  • Pages: 128
  • ePub book: 1729 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1226 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 472


Torrance Airport (CA) (Images of Aviation) Paperback – August 28, 2006. Charles Lobb is a Federal Aviation Administration–certified flight instructor and unofficial historian for Zamperini Field, the Torrance Municipal Airport.

Torrance Airport (CA) (Images of Aviation) Paperback – August 28, 2006. by. Charles Lobb (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Over a 10-year period, he has combed through federal archives and private collections for vintage and compelling photographs, many published here for the first time.

Torrance Airport - Charles Lobb. The history of the Torrance Airport was stimulated by the birth of aviation in California, beginning with the Dominguez Air Races of 1910 on land that is now part of the city of Carson. The first such event in the nation, the air races prompted half the population of Los Angeles to ride the Pacific Electric Red Car railway south to Dominguez Hills to watch the flying machines of Glenn Curtiss, Lincoln Beachey, and Charles Hamilton.

Zamperini Field (IATA: TOA, ICAO: KTOA, FAA LID: TOA) is a public airport three miles (5 km) southwest of downtown Torrance, in Los Angeles County, California. The airport is classified by the FAA as a Regional Reliever and was once known as Torrance Municipal Airport; it was renamed for local sports and war hero Louis Zamperini on December 7, 1946, the 5th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.

Charles Lobb is a Federal Aviation Administration–certified flight instructor and unofficial historian for Zamperini Field, the Torrance Municipal Airport.

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Series: Images of Aviation (California). Library descriptions.

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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.


Kigul Kigul
I received the book on 7/25/14 but returned it back on on 7/28/14 because the book spine had separated from the pages. As of 8/11/14 i have had no response from any one about a replacement or if i would received my money back. i really want this book because it has our fathers WW2 picture on page 48. I just need to to find out the status one way or the other so i can make a decision.
Scoreboard Bleeding Scoreboard Bleeding
A small airport in Southern California with an intriguing history, built in World War II as a training base for P-38 fighter pillots. After the war, it was prominient during several Powder Puff derbies and as a proving ground for vertical flight concepts. Currently home to Robinson Helicopters, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world. The Western Museum of Flight dedicated to the Southern California aerospace legacy chose to locate there.

Named Zamperini Field, it comemmorates hometown hero Louis Zamperini, the widely publicized Olympic distance runner, WW II bombardier and prisoner-of-war. (See the book Unbroken).
Brajind Brajind
The book is great for a pilot with a plane at Torrance Airport. Longtime pilots know some of the people depicted in book. It brought good memories to my father-in-law.
Androrim Androrim
found out there was a picture of my grandfather in it - what a cool surprise!
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This is a very well crafted pictorial history from the beginning of the Lomita Flight Strip to today's Zamperini Field Torrance Muni Airport. It contains a wealth of information deftly arranged to give the reader a sense of the development of a segment of aircraft and pilots in WWII.

For WWII or aeronautical history buffs, this is must reading and an important record of the growth of aeronautics in southern California, above the usual stories about Northrup, Douglas, Hughes, etc.

The book is really two stories in one, principally about the development of the airport (Ident TOA) and the pilots in training, but also about a WWII POW and war hero, Luis Zamperini, for whom the airport was renamed. Both stories are blended to make fascinating reading.

J. P. Kemper