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In honor of Veterans Day, The Costa Mesa Historical Society presents its annual salute to our veterans with U.S. Air Corps Technical Sergeant Robert "Bob" D. Davis, WWII radioman/gunner and POW, who will present his personal history on Sunday, November 15, 2015. 

Bob served from November 1942 to November 1945, thus we not only commemorate the 70th anniversary to the end of World War II but also his service and all who served with him. He was involved in the air offensive over Europe as a B-24 radioman/gunner and ended up as a POW. For his service he earned the following decorations: 4 Air Medals, Air Combat Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, European Theater Medal, POW Medal, WWII Victory Medal, French Legion of Honor. Bob lives in Costa Mesa with his wife Dianne 

Mr. Davis belongs to the Freedom Committee of Orange County ( whose members speak to high school students and civic groups to bring “living history” into the classroom and instill a sense of patriotism in future generations.


Bring a friend and join us to hear a story you will not forget from the pages of World War Two!

 Seating is limited, for RESERVATIONS call (949) 631-5918.    Doors open at 2:00, program at 2:30. Free admission and refreshments. We are located at 1870 Anaheim Ave. northwest corner of the Lions Park complex.

Visit   or go to facebook/costa mesa historical society for more information.



Come enjoy the Denwar Exhibit and also check out our gift shop for Denwar and other Costa Mesa related items!

Give the gift of history and help support the CMHS at the same time!

Lots of books and memorabilia to select from including commemorative plates, paperweights and SAAAB items, note paper, postcards and out of print items.

And we have many historic photos to choose from for your home, office or gift!



"Costa Mesa My Sweet Home" video


Order form for the book Early Costa Mesa: more info

The Costa Mesa Historical Society welcomes you to its online home.  The Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit group whose mission is to collect, preserve and promote the history of the Costa Mesa area.

We encourage anyone interested in Costa Mesa history to explore our website.  Also, we extend an open invitation to interested individuals, families, students, professionals, businesses and organizations to become members of the Society.

This website contains but a tiny sampling of the many resources available to you.  Please contact us should you need more information.



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