Western Museum of Flight

Wildcat vs Zero – Resetting the Record at the Western Museum of Flight

Address: Western Museum of Flight - 3315 Airport Drive Torrance, CA 90505
Phone: 310.326.9544

Conventional wisdom says that early in WWII, the Japanese Zero Fighter Planes ruled the Pacific skies and that the F4F Wildcat was no match for it. In fact, the combat record says otherwise. Although later, American fighters including the F4U Corsair and F6F Hellcat, were major technological improvements, the venerable Wildcat flown by well-trained Navy and Marine aviators racked up a very favorable win/loss record against the Zero. Veteran Navy Aviator, Captain Marc Liebman, will describe the relative weaknesses of the Wildcat and explain how it still proved to be the superior weapon system.

When:  Saturday, October 16th, 2021

Where:  Western Museum of Flight – Zamperini Field – 3315 Airport Dr., Torrance, CA  90505

Time:  11:00 AM

Cost: Museum Members – Free

Non-Members – $10

Parking: Free – available in Museum Lot

Info:  310.326.9544 or

Note: Due to government regulation rules wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.