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[Apr. 2023] MIA Air Group Eleven pilot accounted for from World War II. Burial ceremony held at the Punchbowl. Full story.


[Sept. 2022] The last surviving Air Group Eleven veteran Richard "Dick" Miralles (98) takes an honor flight in a SBD Dauntless dive bomber-- backwards. Full story.

Veterans Day 2020 USS Hornet

[Nov. 2020] Broadcasting the Amazon Prime and YouTube release of "Eleven" aboard the USS Hornet for Veterans Day.

[Aug. 2019] The Hawaii premiere was held at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum on Ford Island. Joining the screening was Richard "Dick" Miralles, a veteran of Air Group Eleven. Dick was a gunner in the SBD Dauntless and returned back to Ford Island to share his story of his first crash landing there in 1942.


[Feb. 2019] A tribute screening was held at UC Berkeley for the Midshipmen of Naval ROTC in honor of MIA flyer, LTJG William Henry "Bill" Maier, class of '42. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Navy came and selected thirty five members from NROTC. Bill was one of them and they became: THE FLYING GOLDEN BEARS

[Dec. 2016] Prior to the screening at the U.S. Naval Academy, Verg Bloomquist and Bob Fitz got to finally reunite-- the "Eleven" co-stars hadn't seen each other since they flew TBM Avenger's off the USS Hornet in 1945. They were able to sit side-by-side and watch the film together with midshipmen for a memorable night!


  • High Desert Center for the Arts

    • Victorville, CA​

  • Planes of Fame Air Museum

    • Chino, CA​

[Jan. 2016] Following a screening at the Museum of Flight, "Eleven" co-stars Verg Bloomquist and Jack Cocks take questions from the audience.


[Nov. 2015] A special screening for employees and private tour was held at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, formerly a Naval Air Station where Air Group Eleven trained.

[Nov. 2014] World Premiere of "Eleven" aboard the USS Hornet in Alameda, CA on Veterans Day. Seven of the eleven veterans featured in the film made the trip to attend this screening.


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