Friday, January 27, 2006

FEBRUARY 25, 1942?
A historical re-enactment

SAN PEDRO – Fort MacArthur Museum, a City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks facility located in San Pedro, will host a special event to mark the 64th anniversary of a noteworthy World War II era incident, one that has defied explanation for decades.

The Great Los Angeles Air Raid will be commemorated on Saturday, February 25, 2006, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at a site that was involved in the episode. The fourth annual event will include eyewitnesses to the actual unexplained phenomenon that happened just a few months after the attack on Pearl Harbor

The evening’s activities will also feature re-enactors using authentic military vehicles from the period, a 1940s style swing dance, an after-dark searchlight display, and more. Guests will also be able to purchase food and beverages to enhance the outdoor occasion.

The cost is $15 per person for a chance to dress for the time and experience one of the most fascinating and controversial events in Los Angeles history, a night when thousands of people, both military and civilian, were convinced that the city was somehow under fire.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Museum, which is located at 3601 S. Gaffey St. (in Angels Gate Park). Tickets can be purchased in advance, or at the door as availability permits. For more information about the Great Los Angeles Air Raid, call (310) 548-2631.

Jane Kolb: (213) 928-9294, or cell, (323)816-6712

Harvey Drut: (213) 928-9296, or cell, (323) 816-6711

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