Search for Gertrude Tompkins Silver

There is nothing more compelling than a mystery story, and the aviation industry has its fair share. On 6 February 2010, well known aviation archaeologist, Pat Macha, will take guests on a journey back in time, and through the annals of history, to the fateful day in 1944, when a P-51 Mustang took off from Los Angeles, piloted by Gertrude Tompkins Silver, never made it to its destination in New Jersey. Macha will also detail his research and findings, in regard to locating the wreckage and pilot, and will also be signing copies of a book he co-authored, Aircraft Wrecks in the Mountains and Deserts of California.

After the talk, and being able to question Macha, guest will be treated to a demonstration by a P-51 Mustang. For more information, visit the Planes of Fame Air Museum website at

Date: 6 February 2010

Venue: Planes of Fame Air Museum

City: Chino, California

Country: United States of America