George Emerson, born near Boise, Idaho, on April 1, 1925, is currently a docent at Lyon Air Museum. This World War II veteran experienced near-death encounters as a tail gunner and prisoner of war (POW) in Germany late in the war.
SANTA ANA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2011— Lyon Air Museum, a premier Southern California showcase for vintage military aircraft and automobiles, will play host to the “Lady Alice” P-51 Mustang long range fighter aircraft from Thursday, Sept. 22 through Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at the Museum’s facility located at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif.
Ed Stapleton, born in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1923, is currently a docent at Lyon Air Museum. This World War II veteran’s harrowing experiences as a pilot and prisoner of war (POW) in Germany during the war is remarkable for the extreme violence he endured, as well as some unusual personal encounters.