Champlin Fighter Museum

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A Focke-Wulf Fw 190, at the Champlin Fighter Museum (c.1995)

The Champlin Fighter Museum was an aircraft museum located at Mesa, Arizona. It specialized in airworthy World War I and World War II fighters.[1] After 22 years of operation, the Museum was closed on May 26, 2003 and its collection was moved to the Museum of Flight at Seattle's Boeing Field.[2][3]

It also published books related to aviation, such as Henry Sakaida's 1985 book Winged Samurai: Saburo Sakai and the Zero Fighter Pilots.[4]


  1. ^ Arizona Republic article
  2. ^ Tillman, Barrett. "Fighters on the Move", Flight Journal magazine, August 2004 (online version). Retrieved 2009-11-28
  3. ^ Museum of Flight Fact Sheet - J. Elroy McCaw Personal Courage Wing Archived July 11, 2010, at the Wayback Machine retrieved 2009-11-28.
  4. ^ "Pacific World War II Book Review Winged Samurai: Saburo Sakai and the Zero Fighter Pilots by Henry Sakaida". November 12, 2017. Retrieved November 20, 2017.

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Coordinates: 33°27′17″N 111°43′50″W / 33.454840°N 111.730536°W / 33.454840; -111.730536