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Hi There Parents! Looking for something for your children to do while at home? The Cobi building block models are terrific projects for kids big and small. We have a great selection to choose from in the American Heritage Museum store. We ship as soon as the orders come in. Your purchase helps the Collings Foundation and AHM. See the full inventory in the AHM Online Store:https://www.collingsfoundation.org/product-category/special-items-toys-calendars/ ...

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Collings Foundation

A dear friend of the Collings Foundation and WWII veteran Frank Tedesco passed away on February 29, 2020 at the age of 99. Born and raised in Weymouth, Frank graduated from Weymouth High School. He went on to further his education, by receiving a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska.

Frank proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corps during WW II as a B24 Liberator Pilot. Over the years, he received many awards for his military service, most recently in May of 2019, Frank was awarded a high medal of honor, the Legion D’Honneur for his service alongside France, during WW II. Before retirement, Frank worked for many years as an Aircraft Engineer for General Electric.
He spent countless hours volunteering: building the Spirit of Massachusetts in Boston, restoring a B24J Liberator with the Collings Foundation, in Stow, MA and public speaking educating the public on events of WW II. Frank’s passion for photography was evident by his numerous features in publications. On the weekends, he loved to sing and perform at clubs and piano bars. Frank frequented the Wings of Freedom tour and the Collings Foundation's living history events over many years. He was always the epitome of "The Greatest Generation."

Frank was a kind, selfless, and loving man who cared for his family. He will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to have known him.
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Collings Foundation

Coming in May, an exciting way to become part of history by learning how to DRIVE a tank! The American Heritage Museum in Hudson, MA announces Tank Driving Experiences in the 1944 M24 Chaffee and 1944 M4A3 Sherman "Liberty" tank starting in May! Learn the systems and history of your tank of choice and actually drive the tanks that made history in our tank driving area! Reservations are now being taken - click on www.americanheritagemuseum.org/tank-driving-experiences/ or call 978-562-9182 to book today! ...

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Santa Ana, CA – John Wayne Airport (SNA) – Lyon Air Museum

May 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - May 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

$5 – $12

Experience the Wings of Freedom Tour

Come out and experience World War II history on the ground and in the air with the Wings of Freedom Tour! See our original WWII warbirds up-close and personal with walk through tours of authentically restored interiors of the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator and see the B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, and P-40 Warhawk on the ramp as well.

For an even more exciting visit, take flight aboard one of our aircraft for an incredible flight experience or flight training! Learn more about each flight and book online at the links below!

Ground and Walk Through Tours

Explore the insides of the B-17 & B-24 and see the other aircraft on the ramp. Tours are self-guided. Reservations are not needed for walk through tours.

Admission: $12 Adults / $6 Children 12 and under. Includes admission to the Lyon Air Museum.

Ground and Walk Through Tour Times
5/8/2019 – 2:00 PM till 5:00 PM
5/9/2019 – 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM
5/10/2019 – 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM
5/11/2019 – 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM
5/12/2019 – 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM

Availability of select aircraft for ground viewing is subject to change based on weather and maintenance circumstances.


 

Take a Flight!

Exciting flight experiences on the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, and B-25 Mitchell are available at this tour location. Flight training (no experience necessary) on the P-51 Mustang and P-40 Warhawk is also available to actually take the controls and fly the famous fighters of WWII with an experienced instructor for either 30 minutes or 60 minutes!

Book your flight today! Click on the link to the aircraft you want to fly below:

To make a reservation by phone, call 978-562-9182 (10:00am to 6:00pm Eastern). All flights are a tax-deductible donation!

Details

Start:
May 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
End:
May 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$5 – $12
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Venue

Lyon Air Museum
19300 Ike Jones Road
Santa Ana, CA 92707 United States
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Phone:
800-568-8924
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