Grace Kelly, before she became Princess Grace of Monaco, flew on this DC3 when it was owned by a wealthy Texas oilman, H.H. Coffield. The Air Museum in Marathon displays her photograph and a history of the plane, which is on loan from an Illinois air museum.
Instrument panel in a DC3 built in 1942 and assigned to the U.S. Navy. The plane, which later entered private service, is on loan from the Prairie Aviation Museum of Bloomington, IL. The 70-year-old plane still flies.
World War I ace Capt. E.V. "Eddie" Rickenbacker wearing the Congressional Medal of Honor. A history and photos of his involvement in South Florida aviation history are on display at the EAA Air Museum at Florida Keys Marathon Airport.
Visitor from California checks out WW II-era Beechcraft that was used to ferry military officers during the war. It's one of two World War II aircraft on display at the Marathon Air Museum.
Photos, airplane models, a flight suit and other aviation memorabilia are on display at the Marathon museum, which is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily during season.
Ed Waldorf, EAA Chapter's Young Eagles program head, with WW II-era DC3 that is the showpiece of the EAA Air Museum at Florida Keys Marathon Airport.