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Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter

Dedication of New Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter Sees Korean, American Dignitaries on Veterans Day

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor dedicated its new Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter on Monday, November 12, 2012 on Veterans Day weekend. The 4:00 p.m. dedication ceremony took place at the Museum on Historic Ford Island.

Attendees at the ceremony included: PACAF Lt. Gen. Stanley Kresge, ROKAF VCoS Lt. Gen. Cha-Kyu Choi, Republic of Korea Consul General Suh Young Kil, Korean Chamber of Commerce President Christine Kim, Korean War veterans, business and civic leaders, and U.S. military members. Emcee was Museum Executive Director Ken DeHoff. Board Chair Clint Churchill also spoke.

The pilot name on the fuselage honors pilot General Kim Too Man. The Museum selected the markings for this aircraft to be that of the United States ally, the Republic of Korea Air Force.

The aircraft was donated by Thornton Aircraft Company. General Manager Robert McGregor represented Thornton Aircraft Company at the dedication. The plane joins the Museum’s growing collection of 35+ historic aircraft. Shipping was provided by Matson. Northrop Grumman sponsored the dedication ceremony.

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