Fresno commemorates 70th anniversary of V-J Day

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Saturday marks an important moment in American history, and dozens of people gathered at Fresno Chandler Executive Airport to remember.

The Central Valley Aviation Association hosted a fly-in to commemorate the 70th anniversary of V-J Day -- the official end of World War II. Several pilots from the Valley and as far away as Half Moon Bay flew into Chandler on Saturday to honor veterans.

Local veteran Albert Blumer served in World War II and also gave a special presentation on his experiences. "He served aboard the USS Enterprise in the Pacific from 1941 through 1943. He went through some of the worst battles that the United States participated in in that Pacific War. He was on the ship that was the most decorated ship in all of history. And he's just a wonderful asset for this community," said Joseph Oldham with the Central Valley Aviation Association.

This fly-in will be included in a documentary about the rich history of Chandler Airport that dates back to the 1920s. It will make its debut Sept. 19.
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