The last time Joseph was in a Stearman was 70 years ago in England. He served in the Polish Army as an infantry soldier, which is a first for the foundation. He loved to fly and wanted to during the war but had some limitations against that. While in the Polish Army he fought against the Germans on the eastern front. At the age of 22 he had to flee to Lithuania because of the German invasion. Joseph was very thrilled to be able to take his ride and said that it brought back many great childhood memories. Joseph makes his home at Magnolia Gardens in Cottage Grove, Oregon.