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LODWICK SCHOOL OF AERONAUTICS PHOTO AND MEMORABILIA COLLECTION, P710, 1940-1994

Series I, Memorabilia, 1940-1994


Cadet W. W. Anderson receives his
diploma at 1943 commencement ceremony

The records in this series consist of material donated to the Special Collections unit of the Lakeland Public Library by former cadets, instructors, and staff of the Lodwick School of Aeronautics and Lodwick Aviation Military Academy. Included are letters home to family members, samples of v-mail, diplomas awarded by the two schools, cadets' flight log books, identification cards, class rosters, written and oral reminiscences of the cadets' days at the schools, shoulder patches and insignia, yearbooks and other publications, a souvenir cigarette lighter from the Lodwick School of Aeronautics, and a military cap worn by a cadet while attending one of the schools.

Among the more interesting items donated are the following: cadet John Chapman's 1944 letter to his parents describing his first solo flight, instructor William Hawkins' day-by-day description of his flight training methods, Royal Air Force cadet Peter Kemp's graded ground school examinations, instructor Robert Koleman's memoir entitled Young Wings Over America, cadet Everett Lindley's harrowing account of his escape after his Lockheed Lightning was shot down over Germany in 1945, cadet William McGilpin's account of his progress from novice to accomplished pilot, and the letters to instructor Stanley Vossler form his former students during and after the war.

The records in this series are arranged alphabetically by the name of the donor and chronologically within folders.

BOX

FOLDER

FOLDER TITLE

DATES

1

1

Abrams, Maynard (Instructor)

1945, 1990, n.d

            

2

Armstrong, James (Cadet)

1941-42, 1990

       

3

Bearman, Cecil (Royal Air Force cadet)

1942-43

             

4

Bullard, Earl (Cadet).  See also: Oversize

1941-43

        

5

Chapman, John (Cadet)

1944, 1987, 1990

        

6

Council, Buford (Cadet)

1944, 1990

        

7

Crawford, William (Cadet)

n.d.

      

7a

Davis, Galen (Cadet)

1944, 1994

        

8

Davis, Russell (Instructor)

1938-1994

       

9

Eisert, Fred (Cadet)

1941-42

        

10

Ferrara, John (Cadet)

1941-42, 1986-87, 1990

      

11

Ford, Billy (Bookkeeper)

1942, 1945

      

12

Gaspar, George (Cadet)

1990

      

13

Greenwood, Gabriel (Cadet)

1942-43, 1990

     

14

Hanson, S. B. (Cadet)

1941, n.d.

      

15

Harvey, Allen W. (Cadet)

1944, 1990, n.d.

      

16

Hawkins, William (Instructor)

1990, 1993

      

17

Hoddinot, R. K. (Cadet)

1990, n.d.

     

18

Johnston, Lewis (Cadet)

1943, 1993-94

     

19

Kemp, Peter (Royal Air Force Cadet)

1943, 1991

     

20

Kniffin, Robert (Cadet)

1990, n.d.

    

21

Koleman, Robert (Instructor)

1979

     2

22

Lindley, Everett (Cadet)

1943-47, 1991

    

23

Linfante, Edward (Cadet)

1945, 1990

      

23a

Long, Clifford R. (Cadet)

1944, 1993

     

24

McGilpin, William R. ( Cadet)

1987, 1990

    

25

Niece, Ralph (Cadet)

n.d.

     

26

O'Connor, Charles (Cadet)

1945

     

27

Pecor, Paul (Cadet)

1945, 1993

       

28

Pidgeon, Calvin (Instructor)

1990, n.d.

   

29

Pierce, Charles (Assistant Flight Director)

1945, n.d.

   

30

Posten, Dennis (Cadet)

n.d.

     

31

Powers, Robert (Cadet)

1942, 1991

    

32

Saunders, Donald (Cadet)

1943

     

33

Trevallion, Leonard (Royal Air Force Cadet)

1939-41, 1990, 1993

     

34

Vossler, Stanley (Instructor):  Correspondence

1941-42

       

35

Vossler, Stanley (Instructor):  Correspondence

1943-47, n.d.

     

36

Vossler, Stanley (Instructor): "Primary "Flying"

1945

      

37

Wagner, John (Cadet)

1945, 1990

    

38

Young, William H. (Cadet)

1943-44

     

39

Zedaker, Calvin (Instructor)

1944