Airfield Arizona: Flight Training in the Grand Canyon State during WWII

A WWII fighter jet flies over the Valley during flight training at the Williams Air Force Base that is now the ASU Polytechnic campus.

Arizona played a significant role during World War II, especially in the field of aviation. Historian Steve Hoza and pilot Mike Hoza have collaborated over the years to bring this history to light. 

Join ASU’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts as the Hoza brothers present this public history event at ASU’s Polytechnic campus, the former Williams Air Force Base, on the 75th anniversary of “a date which will live in infamy.” 

Steve Hoza has worked in Valley museums as a curator and archival conservator (in bookbinding and document/photo restoration) for 30 years and is currently archivist at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Huhugam Ki Museum. He has written extensively on the history of World War II in Arizona and consulted on numerous television and film projects. He has been a member of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary (Civil Air Patrol) for more than 10 years, teaching leadership, aerospace and search and rescue classes. 

Mike Hoza, while not a historian, is the pilot who has flown Steve all around the state. 

This event is sponsored by the history faculty in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU’s Polytechnic campus.

Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication
Valerie Adams
Wednesday, December 7th, from 6-8 p.m.
Cooley Ballroom, Student Union, Polytechnic campus
Polytechnic campus

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