My son David and I went to the Chino Air Museum (at the invitation of Pat Yamada, an elder at Christ Reformed) to see the last Japanese Zero (with an original engine) still flying. The plane is in pretty good shape, given the fact that it was built in 1942 and flew a number of combat missions in the Central Pacific.
Nothing like standing near a World War Two aircraft when it starts-up! The Zero is very nimble in the air--just as one would expect.
Pearl Harbor was attacked sixty-seven years ago. Fewer and fewer WWW II vets remain with us. No doubt, my father's generation saved the world from Nazi fascism and kept my generation safe from the "Red menace." Bless them!