P-51 Mounted on Massillon Road

We mounted Jean Ann II on her pole on Saturday April 12 at 1:00pm. It took about 45 min to complete the activity. The crew still has to add the canopy, the air scoop panels, do some touch-up, and paint the pole before she is finished.  Bob Withee was able to watch the entire process. Congratulations […]

Projects Being Worked On

MAPS Projects Currently Being Worked On A7E Corsair II – Addition of the Wind Tunnel as an education tool. PTO Construction – Power Unit for the Wind Tunnel Main Hangar Renovation – Demolition of the second story. Thanks to Rick Willaman for creating these historical records

F9F-8P Cougar Restoration

If you haven’t been to MAPS in awhile, you haven’t seen the work done of the Cougar. Matt Olsterdorf has done a wonderful job of restoring this aircraft. Thanks Matt, great job. Go to Matt’s Website for More Information

MAPS Veteran Pilots Talk About WWII

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 – Veteran’s Celebration

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 […]

P-51 Mounting Site Pole Preparations

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 […]

Ground Breaking for P-51 Ceremony

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 […]

MAPS Member Colonel H. Speed Wilson Passes Away

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.

MAPS Air Museum Receives Grant From Smucker’s

A grant was received from The J.M. Smuckers Company 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 […]

MAPS Air Museum #1 ABJ Best Museum for 2013

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 […]