Posted on: February 1, 2017

Flying “the Hump” in World War II

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The San Marino Historical Society presents quarterly history talks focusing on topics especially selected for residents of San Marino.  On February 27 at 7:00 p.m., all are welcome to experience World War II from one who was there.  Jeff Arnett will talk about his service in Asia including a three week flight form the United States to India, his service in Burma and China, and crossing the famous and dangerous “Hump.”  

Jeff Arnett is retired from fifty years in the investment business, fifty years of private plane piloting and fifteen years as a docent at the Palm Springs Air Museum. In recent years, he has returned to model railroading and a renewed focus on golf where he has managed to “shoot his age” four of the past five years.  He was born in Los Angeles and has resided in the Pasadena-San Marino area since 1930. He graduated from South Pasadena High School in 1943, just one day before entering the Army Air Corps. After serving as a transport pilot in Burma and China for three years, he returned from the service to graduate from USC.  Jeff last spoke to the Historical Society on the Pacific Electric Company and his experience riding the Red Cars.   On January 11th he celebrated his 92nd birthday.

 Come to Crowell Public and hear about this fascinating part of World War II history from an original source.  No reservations are required. 

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