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.
CLASSICS 356s – PORSCHE’S FIRST PRODUCTION AUTOMOBILES 1948-1965
SANTA ANA, Calif., March 23, 2011—Lyon Air Museum, a premier Southern California showcase for vintage military aircraft and automobiles, will host dozens of rare Porsche 356 sports cars as part of “Cars & Cockpits Day,” scheduled for Sun., April 3, 2011, from 10-11 a.m. at the facility, located on the west side of the runway at John Wayne Airport in Orange County. (NOTE: Weather permitting).
The North American B-25 Mitchell was one of America’s most renowned airplanes of World War II. The impressive aircraft was made famous by Gen. Jimmy Doolittle during the April 18, 1942 Tokyo Raid, and immortalized in the film, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo.