TORRANCE (CBSLA.com) — The son of World War II veteran and subject of the 2014 film “Unbroken” Louis Zamerini will arrive at the Western Museum of Flight on Monday on-board a replica of the aircraft his father served on.
Luke Zamperini and his son will arrive in a B-24 ‘Liberator’ bomber plane from Santa Barbara at about noon, and will discuss their experience.
The aircraft belongs to the nonprofit Collings Foundation, who will also bring a B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-25 Mitchell and a P-51 Mustang.
Ground tours of the aircraft will be open to the public through Tuesday, and those willing to pay a fee may pay for a chance to fly in the classic planes.
Louis Zamperini, a former Olympic athlete, survived 47 days adrift at sea after his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean. He was later captured by the Japanese army, and spent the remainder of World War II as a prisoner of war.
His accounts were the subject of a best-seller book, later adapted for the big screen as a film, directed by Angelina Jolie.
Zamperini died in 2014 at the age of 97.