Corpsman Hitler, U.S. Navy?

Adolf Hitler’s nephew served in the US Navy in WWII. William P. Hitler was sworn in on March 6, 1944 and went on to serve for three years as a pharmacist’s mate receiving a Purple Heart medal for a wound he suffered.
William Patrick Hitler was born March 12, 1911 in Liverpool, England. His father was Alois Hitler Jr., the half-brother of Adolf Hitler. Alois left his wife and son to travel Europe. He eventually moved to Germany, remarried (although he was still married), and started a new family.

Event Planning Resources

Planning your next event requires advance planning, logistics and forethought. Whether you are hiring an outside event planning company to bring your event to life or assigning the task to one of your employees, finding the right decor and supplies is essential to pulling off the perfect event. As an event venue in Orange County, we’ve been host to dozens of beautiful corporate events, milestone birthday parties, wedding receptions and luxury events.

Docent Spotlight: Bud Carter

Bud Carter as an aviation cadet c.1944

     Lyon Air Museum Docent Bud Carter vividly remembers when, as a young teenager, his life changed forever. “On December 6, 1941 my biggest worry was whether or not my high school girlfriend was going to go to a school dance with me the following week. The next day, December 7, my biggest worry became how I was going to fight for my country. When I went to school the following Monday, half the boys were gone. They were in Los Angeles, enlisting in the military. In one weekend, my life and the course of this entire country changed forever.”


Lyon Air Museum's Corporate Event Planning Checklist


Planning and executing a successful corporate event takes time, dedication, and a strong attention to details. From setting a budget, all the way to booking a banquet hall in Orange County, there's a lot that goes in to the planning process. To make the process run smoother, we've created a simple checklist to serve as a guide: 

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5 Important Things to Consider Before You Rent a Banquet Hall in Orange County

Finding the perfect venue is usually the first and most important step in planning any event, but that can be easier said than done. Knowing what you need from your space is essential in narrowing down the search. Having a list of specific requirements not only streamlines your selection process but also helps you to stay within budget and make your event successful.  
To help you in your search for the perfect event venue, here’s a list of five important things to consider before you rent a banquet hall in Orange County. 

Lyon Air Museum Remembers Pearl Harbor: Air War in the Pacific

To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Lyon Air Museum has completed a new historical display that celebrates the contribution of naval aviation to America’s victory in the Pacific during World War II.  This is the first of two historical displays that will chronicle the Air War in the Pacific.  Part II of the exhibit, now in development, will tell the story of the U.S. Army Air Forces in the Pacific Theater of Operations.


In Memory of Robert A. “Bob” Hoover

On October 25th, 2016 Bob Hoover slipped the mortal bounds of earth and embarked on his last, and greatest flight. He was 94 years old.
     To simply call him one of the greatest airplane pilots who ever lived would be a colossal understatement. He was a bonafide legend - combat fighter pilot of World War II and Korea, renowned test pilot and famed aerobatic performer. Most important of all he was a true gentleman, and gentle soul.