Ralph Lynn – Bob Withee – Don Block
The above picture was taken by Jim Mesko, The Suburbanite.
Click the following link to read his article: WWII vets among ‘greatest generation’
Click the following link to see the: Video of Ralph Lynn – B-24 Pilot
Click the following link to see the :Video of Bob Withee – P-51 Pilot
Thank you to everyone who made the first annual MAPS Veteran’s Day Celebration a great time had by many. Val Kinney coordinated the event and we appreciate her professionalism and dedication to our veterans. We are looking forward to an even better event next year.
Special thanks to Sound of South (Choir from Canton South High School) who are pictured here with Mr. Ralph Lynn as he resites “High Flight.” Thank you Mr. Lynn.
Long time member/volunteer/supporter Fred Lindsay digs the hole for the P-51 Monument on Massillon Road. Thanks to everyone who has pitched in on this major project. It will become a wonderful tribute to our members and the National Guard. We have inspector approval and Mark Luntz will take over to set the pole and get ready to pour the concrete shortly thereafter.
Special thank you to Mark Stucky who advised us on this entire project. We appreciate the expertise that he brought to the project.
Mark Lunz Construction, set the pole and poured the concrete.
This year the MAPS Air Museum will be holding a Veteran’s Day Program to honor those who have fought, and continue to fight, for our country. This program is for veterans and their families and if you wish to attend please fill out the posted form and return it to the museum as soon as possible to ensure a place in the celebration. This is a limited event and we will accept as many people as we can until the event is filled. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the museum at 330.896.6332.
The dinner will be catered by the 356fth Fighter Group so the food will be outstanding and there will be a band that will play 60′s and 70′s music.
The above link will take you to the page you need to print out and return.
MAPS Air Museum will be hosting a Cub Scout Day on Saturday October 26. Please Call for reservations.
On Wednesday Oct 2, 2013, we conducted a ground breaking ceremony for the P-51 Memorial on Massillon Road. City of Green, Mayor Norton and CAK Airport President along with a National Guard Captain Brian Eshbock and Bob Withee performed the ceremony. Thank you all for supporting MAPS Air Museum over the years and I know we are all looking forward to seeing the various stages of the construction. Here we go!
Gary Brown the Canton Repository, click HERE to see the article. Thank You.
George Davis Akron Beacon Journal, click HERE to see the article. Thank You.
Jim Mesko wrote an article for the Suburbanite, click HERE to see the article. Thank You.
Colonel Wilson was a current MAPS Member, he donated some of his memorabilia and we appreciated his support.
Click HERE to see an article written for the Suburbanite by Jim Mesko for Veteran of the Week on Nov. 12, 2010.
Click HERE to see Colonel Wilson’s obituary from Ohio.com.
A grant was received in support of MAPS Air Museum’s High School US History program. The funds will be used to bring High School Students from Wayne County to MAPS Air Museum to visit the museum and learn about Pearl Harbor Attack, Rosie the Riveter and Tuskegee Airmen. Thank You for your support.
MAPS Air Museum received the #1 first place in the Akron Beacon’s Best Award in the Museum category for the second year in a row. #2 Akron Art Museum #3 Stan Hywet Hall and Garden. Honorable Mention: Bath Township Museum, Cascade Locks Park Association, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Natural History Museum, Hale Farms and Village, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
MAPS Air Museum also received a #3 in Best Area Attraction (non-sporting) #1 Akron Zoo, #2 Akron Art Museum, Honorable Mention: Akron Symphony Orchestra, Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Hartville Marketplace and Flea Market, Lock 3, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens.
We want to thank everyone who voted for MAPS Air Museum for these prestigious awards. The community is noticing all the great things that our members are doing. Keep up the good work and Thank You for your efforts.
Click this picture to see more from the event. (thanks to Mitch Crawford) Thank you for the invitation to KSU and thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who made the trip to Kent. Pictured below are the two Key-note Speakers, P-51 WWII Pilot Bob Withee and B-24 WWII Pilot Ralph Lynn.
Members from MAPS Air Museum will attend the Kent State Aviation Heritage Fair held at the KSU Airport on Saturday September 14, 2013 from 7:00 to 5:00.
Two of our WWII Pilots will give talks during the event, Ralph Lynn (B-24) and Bob Withee (P-40 & P-51).