Paul Poberezny: Setting the Stage for History

Paul Poberezny in 1955, checking files in EAA's first headquarters located in the basement of the Pobereznys' home in Hales Corners, Wisc

The Baby Ace aircraft that introduced thousands of people to homebuilt aircraft and EAA, with Paul at the controls, in the 1950s.

Paul Poberezny constructing an aircraft tail section in his workshop in the 1950s.

Paul and Audrey Poberezny in the EAA office, housed in the basement of their Milwaukee-area home, in the 1950s.

Paul Pobeezny (far left) presides at a 1950s EAA board meeting in the basement of the Poberezny home, which housed EAA's offices.

Paul Poberezny was always a stickler for high standards, especially in the airplanes he built such as this one in the 1950s.

Paul Poberezny (right) and son Tom at an airport in the early 1950s.

Paul with his rare North American P-64 aircraft in the 1960s.

Paul at the controls of the North American P-64 in the 1960s.

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