3rd Pursuit Squadron
Commemorative Air Force
What is the 3rd Pursuit Squadron?
This squadron of the Commemorative Air Force is named in honor of the unit in which our friend and former charter member, Erik Shilling, served in the American Volunteer Group (The Flying Tigers) during the period of WW II. These heroic volunteers flew P-40's in the China theater against the Japanese. This unit is dedicated to memorializing and celebrating the feats of these famous aviators. Much more detail can be learned about the AVG from their website, www.flyingtigersavg.com.
Our friend and former member, Erik Shilling was a member of the 3rd Pursuit Squadron, "The Hell's Angels" and our unit is named in honor of this squadron. As with all units of the CAF, we are dedicated to the restoration and preservation of WW II era aircraft. This includes showing these aircraft to the public by having regular airshows, displays and museums that explain and remind the free world of the important part these airplanes, pilots and crews played in maintaining our freedom.
The 3rd Pursuit Squadron has its membership dinner meetings on a regular basis on the third Saturday of each month. Cocktails start at 5:30 PM and dinner is served at 6:30 PM. The meetings are held in the 3rd Pursuit headquarters on 13th Street in Upland just before the entrance to Cable Airport. There is also the annual Christmas Party each year. Please contact us for up-to-date information. Also, contact us and help support this magnificent heritage. There are many ways for new members to participate, including aircraft restoration, work at the museum, administrative help, fund raising, helping at airshows and other display functions. Join us for good fellowship, fun and helping to preserve this heritage for future generations
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We Live In The Present
We Plan For The Future
Thanks To All Our Veterans