On April 1, 1942, sixteen B-25 bombers were loaded onto the USS Hornet CV-8, the namesake for the current “Hornet” docked at Alameda Point, bound for a raid on Tokyo in response to the attack on Pearl Harbor the previous December.
This April marks the 75th anniversary of that raid.
Between 11:30 a.m. and noon this Saturday, the restored B-25 will do three circuits around the former Naval Air Station Alameda airfield at a 500 foot elevation.
Visiting the museum, near Seaplane Lagoon, on Saturday will cost $10. Viewing the flyover is free, but the museum is suggesting participants make donations to cover the cost of bringing the aircraft up from southern California.