Photos: Commemorative Air Force SoCal Wing

See the restored warbirds at the nonprofit's museum at Camarillo Airport in California.

The Commemorative Air Force, a nonprofit with 79 units across 25 states, restores, maintains and flies iconic warbirds, largely through the help of volunteers.

Through airshows and making rides in the WWII-era airplanes available to the public, the CAF aims to expose these pieces of aviation history to a wider American audience. Read the full story about the Commemorative Air Force here.

Photos from the CAF's SoCal Wing at Camarillo Airport in California, whose fleet includes a P-51 Mustang, C-46F Commando, two SNJs and a newly restored PBJ-1J among others, can be seen below.

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CAF SoCal's P-51 Mustang on display outside a hangar at Camarillo.Jon Whittle
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CAF depends on volunteers to keep its fleet flying.Jon Whittle
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Commemorative Air Force volunteer mechanics pass on the knowledge of how to maintain historic warbirds, such as this SNJ-5 Texan, in flying condition to new generations.Jon Whittle
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A restored SNJ-4 Texan proudly sits in a CAF hangar at Camarillo Airport.Jon Whittle
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CAF's SNJ-5 Texan inside the hangar.Jon Whittle
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The P-51 Mustang Man O' War is displayed among the CAF's other restored warbirds.Jon Whittle
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The PBJ-1J B-25 Mitchell bomber is the latest to be restored at CAF SoCal.Jon Whittle
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CAF's restored Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat.Jon Whittle
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The CAF also serves as a warbird museum.Jon Whittle
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The CAF's A6M3 Zero.Jon Whittle
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China Doll, a C-46F Commando, was the first plane donated to and restored by the SoCal Wing.Jon Whittle
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Visitors at the CAF SoCal Wing in Camarillo can walk through the Curtiss C-46 Commando China Doll, which showcases World War II-era equipment, such as this navigator station, parachute and oxygen tank.Jon Whittle
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CAF received this Bearcat in 1991, and after an 18-month restoration process, the plane returned to flight.Jon Whittle
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CAF's Grumman F6F Hellcat.Jon Whittle
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CAF members work on an airplane engine.Jon Whittle
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CAF members work on an airplane engine.Jon Whittle
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CAF's Fairchild F-24R at Camarillo Airport.Jon Whittle
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The SoCal Wing's North American SNJ-4 Texan.Jon Whittle
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The P-51 Mustang is a sight to behold.Jon Whittle
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The CAF's Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero.Jon Whittle
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Members of the CAF SoCal Wing pose in front of the PBJ-1J.Jon Whittle