Sierra Star columnist Tony Krizan will present a slide show on famous World War II pilots and their aircraft in an event Sunday, July 15 at the Mariposa Museum and History Center.
The free event begins at 2 p.m. at the center, 5119 Jessie St. in Mariposa.
Krizan’s slideshow will feature pilots and aircraft from Allied Nations and adversaries who fought in the European and Pacific theaters.
“You will be introduced to those young men, whose ages averaged between 19 and 26 years, who defended our great nation against the aggressor,” says a flyer for the event. “Not only were they skilled at their craft, they flew the aircraft designed and built by those who believed in the same cause.
“Tony will also feature German and Japanese pilots and their aircraft. Hopefully you will realize that they were men also fighting for the cause they believed in. Their intentions were sincere, but were on the wrong side of the fence.”