“Heroes and Legends of World War II”: A Tribute to “The Greatest Generation in Aviation” (and ALL Who Served)
A Tour of Historic Sites and Museums in England and France
featuring the Internationally Famous Duxford Air Show
England and France: July 10 – 23, 2013
England Only Tour: July 10-18, 2013
Lyon Air Museum is sponsoring a “Tour of a Lifetime” international adventure that will appeal to everyone interested in World War II history. In the summer of 2013 we will travel to England and France on a journey of discovery and remembrance. In twelve unforgettable days we will visit historic sites in both countries that played a key role in winning the war in Europe. We will visit the fabulous American Air Museum at Duxford,
England (the creation of which was due in large part to Major General William Lyon’s efforts), and witness the awesome Duxford “Flying Legends” Air Show, featuring immaculately restored World War I and II vintage planes in action. We will visit the room where “Ike” Eisenhower and his staff planned the liberation of western Europe, then begin a two-day tour of the places in Normandy where it happened.
We will walk the tranquil sands of Omaha Beach, once stained with American blood. We will gaze at the sheer cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, which American Rangers climbed to neutralize big guns that could have wreaked havoc on the landing ships. We will visit Sainte-Mère-Église, where American Airborne troops landed in the midst of devastating enemy fire. On a lighter note, we will enjoy the sights and sounds of two of the world’s greatest cities: regal London and “The City of Light,” glorious Paris!
Upgraded, superior rooms in comfortable hotels, three-course gourmet meals, knowledgeable and dedicated tour leaders, and a well-paced schedule make this tour a perfect way for the first-time visitor to experience these historic places, while the experienced traveler will appreciate the opportunity to re-visit familiar sites in an unhurried manner.
In offering this outstanding tour for 2013 we are building on the success of our 2012 “D-Day+68” tour, which was unanimously praised by the participants. Throughout this brochure and highlighted in blue are comments about that tour from some of those intrepid travelers. All live in Southern California, except as noted. Several photos in this brochure were taken by participants on our 2012 tour.
To reserve space on this spectacular tour, download and complete the reservation form and forward it with your $1,000 per-person deposit to Lyon Air Museum, 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana, CA 92707; Phone: 714-210-4585; Fax:714-210-4588; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org