SEPTEMBER  2002   ·    VOL. 25, NO. 6

        i n   t h i s   i s s u e

     

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    Lost over Wapello, Iowa
    A World War II Navel Aviator Recalls 
    Training Experience /
    John Stefanki
     

    12

    AirVenture 2002
    Sneak Peek!

    14

    It Started With an Oil Change
    Ray Plote's AT-11 / Budd Davisson

    19

    Welcome to AWO Island!
    Warbirds Party at Arlington / Charity Scott

    24

    On Silver Wings
    Aluminum Overcast volunteer finally gets 
    his ride /
    Richard Carter
     

    28

    In the Presence of Heroes and Angels
    A flight in Aluminum Overcast meaningful 
    to pilot and passenger /
    Don Gaddo 
    with Harold Weekley
     

    32

    Black Thursday
    B-17 Veteran Recalls Fateful Raid on
    Schweinfurt /
    Wally Hoffman
     

    36

    Retriever!
    Restoring the world's only flying Piasecki
    HUP-1 /
    Joe Pike
     

    40

    A Tiger by the Tail
    The F7U Cutlass / Jack Morrissey
     

       




     

     

     



       

       c o l u m n s
      

    2

    From the CO's Cockpit /  
    Michael Schloss
     
    3 Mail Call
     
    4 Warbird News
     
    10 The Way It Was  /  
    Robert F. Dorr
     
    42 Squadron News / 
    Larry Smigla
     
    44 Safety Watch: The Voltage "Control"
     
    46 Mystery Warbird / 
    Milton Voigt
     
    47 Supply Depot
     
    48 Calendar of Events
     
      
    ON THE COVER
    Front Cover ...
    Dennis Kranz in his Reserve Grand Champion T-28 Trojan. Photo by Paul Bowen.
 

   

     
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