Tora! Tora! Tora! at Oshkosh

The “Tora! Tora! Tora!” aerial re-enactment of the events of Dec. 7, 1941 — one of the most dazzling warbird airshow performances flying today — will be part of the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh afternoon warbird shows for the first time this summer.

The 60th annual EAA AirVenture fly-in convention will take place July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

“Tora! Tora! Tora!” is a re-creation of the attack on Pearl Harbor, staged with the volunteers and aircraft of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) that include ground operations, maintenance, pilots and pyrotechnic experts. Its purpose is to create a dynamic history lesson about the event that propelled the United States into World War II. The re-creation is usually the feature performance at airshows throughout the nation, complete with professional narration, pyrotechnics and dozens of World War II-era aircraft.

The “Tora! Tora! Tora!” performances are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 27-28, the final weekend of EAA AirVenture.

“The ‘Tora! Tora! Tora!’ performance is a spectacular aerial event that is coming to Oshkosh, but it is more than that,” said Jim DiMatteo, EAA vice president of AirVenture features and attractions. “The incredible flying and pyrotechnics reinforce the story behind the events of December 1941 that forever changed the course of world and American history.”

For more information: Airventure.org

 

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Comments

  1. GuestTDLewis says

    … a re-creation of the attack on Pearl Harbor …  What?  Are we supposed to cheer? What’s next to commemorate: a flyover of 767’s into a virtual skyscraper followed by a 757 buzzing the crowd?
    A fly-by of those antique Japanese airplanes would be just fine; the pyrotechnics are hokey.

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