War Brides

Between 1942 and 1952 American Servicemen brought home 100,000 brides from their overseas deployments. Women from 50 different countries – England, France, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Germany, Japan waited up to nine months for transportation to the United States to begin their life as war brides. They didn’t bring much with them and they were not always welcomed. Single American women resented them and civilians criticized the trend. Uncle Sam tried to discourage the action by imposing many restrictions.

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LYON AIR MUSEUM HOSTS “The Elegance of Mercedes-Benz” JULY 1 – AUGUST 1, 2016

 
Santa Ana, Calif., June 6, 2016 – Lyon Air Museum, a world class showcase of historic aircraft and vintage automobiles, to host “The Elegance of Mercedes-Benz” exhibit.  Eight exemplary Mercedes-Benz automobiles will be presented alongside vintage aircraft, July 1 – August 1, 2016 at the Museum, located on the west side of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California.  
 

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A Man and his (Bird)dog

Among the hulking bombers and attack aircraft on display at Lyon Air Museum sits a small, rather innocuous airplane. There is no bomb bay or mounted guns, and the two rockets hanging under each wing produce not explosions upon impact with a target, but billowing clouds of white smoke. In place of roaring radial power plants is a horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine producing a little over 200 horsepower.

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The Collings Foundation: Wings of Freedom Tour 2016!

The Wings of Freedom Tour of the WWII Vintage B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell and P-51 Mustang Announce Unique Display in Santa Ana at John Wayne-Orange County Airport from May 4 to May 8

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Living Histories added to Medal of Honor Exhibit

Lyon Air Museum has recently placed in service a new interactive display that pays tribute to recipients of the nation's highest award for valor, the Congressional Medal of Honor.  This new display, hosted on a computer-based kiosk, provides visitors access to a wealth of historical information about some of America’s greatest military heroes.  The exhibit content is professionally produced and presented in the form of text, graphics, audio narrative and video excerpts that can be easily searched and viewed.

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