Timeless Voices - Paul Poberezny Interview Part 5
In this fifth and final of a multi-part series, EAA Founder Paul Poberezny reflects on the history of the EAA fly-in and convention from its days in Milwaukee and Rockford to its current home in Oshkosh and his family's involvement over the years.
Timeless Voices - Bill Richardson
Born with dwarfism, Bill Richardson overcame major orthopedic surgeries on his legs to learn to fly. Unable to enlist during WWII due to his stature, Bill became an instrument flight instructor under contract with the War Training Service.
Timeless Voices - John Miller
John Miller taught himself to fly at 18 years-old in a Curtiss Jenny in 1923. He would go on to have an amazing aviation career involving everything from biplanes, to Autogiros, to jets. He continued to fly right up until he passed at age 102!
Timeless Voices - Harold Neumann
Harold Neumann (1906-1995) was a barnstormer, air racer, airline pilot, and aerobatics competitor. In 1935, Harold won the Greve Trophy Race flying Benny Howard's "Mike" racer and the Thompson Trophy Race flying Howard's Mister Mulligan.
Timeless Voices - Charles Gallagher
Charles Gallagher served as a B-17 flight engineer and top turret gunner with the 336th Bomb Squadron of the 95th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force during World War Two. He flew 35 combat missions during the war.
Timeless Voices - Jim Younkin
In the late 1950s, Jim Younkin developed the first miniaturized solid-state gyro system, which would evolve into the Century and TruTrak autopilot systems. EAAers know Jim for his Mr. Mulligan and Travel Air Mystery Ship 1930s racer replicas.
Timeless Voices - Mary Jane Rice
Mary Jane Rice earned her private pilot certificate in 1940, becoming one of the first six licensed women pilots in Minnesota. After World War II, Mary co-founded Willmar Air Service in Willmar, MN with her husband, John L. Rice.