From Ken Ramsay: Dave found out that the B-26 carried and dropped torpedoes during the war. So, we (Ordnance division) are starting to make a MK 13 torpedo. Dave and Dan found a large fuel tank out on the flight line, brought it in to restoration and started converting it from a tank to a […]
MAPS Air Museum wishes everyone a happy and safe 4th of July ~ Independence Day for our nation.
There will be a Veterans Medal Award Ceremony this coming Monday July 1st, 2019 at 6:00PM in the MAPS hangar. The medals will be awarded by Rep Anthony Gonzalez. Please attend this important ceremony to show support to these Veterans.
From Ken Ramsay on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019: Ron, a new member, brought in a small air compressor that he no longer needs. Kim moved the A-26 near an electric outlet on the line. We hooked up the compressor and when the pressure was up, connected it to the bomb bay door’s actuation valve that […]
Thank you to Richard Willaman for forwarding this feel-good story: (News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – A 71-year-old veteran from Massachusetts was approaching the Canton area Wednesday morning, walking along Route 62 on a seven-month “hike” to California. He’s raising money for Disabled American Veterans. William Shuttleworth says he was a walker and runner, so this seemed […]
On this Memorial Day, we say, “Thank You”, for all those that have given the ultimate sacrifice.
The North Canton Craft Beer Fest last Saturday at MAPS Air Museum was a success with visitors trying different craft beer on a sunny afternoon. R. Shea Brewing won the 2019 People’s Choice as favorite brewery. The event had a sold out crowd of 500 enjoying multiple food trucks, live music and of course, seeing […]
Many decades before MAPS Air Museum was established at the Akron Canton Airport, the 112th Fighter Squadron was located at the Akron Canton airport in the same spot. As the photo shows, P-51’s and other aircraft were located here. The main reason for its moving to Toledo was due to the short runways. The runways […]
Larry Giannetti is 3 months into his large mural project on the 2nd floor outside of the elevator doors. This project, one that he expects to take many more months, is large in scope. The mural will feature a night drop of paratroopers from C-47 Skytrains over the French city of Saint-Germain-de-Angles during WWII. The […]
MAPS Air Museum now has a YouTube Channel for its videos. These videos will be for the following: Snippets of our interviews for the Veteran History Project (ongoing project, expect many more soon) Videos from around the Web that are regarding MAPS Air Museum STEM & other instructional videos for Education/Teachers Historical videos on the […]