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LODWICK SCHOOL OF AERONAUTICS PHOTO AND MEMORABILIA COLLECTION, P710, 1940-2005

Series I, Memorabilia, 1940-2005


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

  Cooper, Lon (Instructor)  1942-2005 scattered, n.d. 

        

7

Council, Buford (Cadet)

1944, 1990

        

8

Crawford, William (Cadet)

n.d.

      

9

Davis, Galen (Cadet)

1944, 1994

        

10

Davis, Russell (Instructor)

1938-1994

       

11

Eisert, Fred (Cadet)

1941-42

  12  Evans, Charles (Cadet:):   Travels with a P-40 2005 

        

13

Ferrara, John (Cadet)

1941-42, 1986-87, 1990

      

14

Ford, Billy (Bookkeeper)

1942, 1945

      

15

Gaspar, George (Cadet)

1990

  16  Grainger, Glenn (Instructor)  n.d. 

      

17

Greenwood, Gabriel (Cadet)

1942-43, 1990

     

18

Hanson, S. B. (Cadet)

1941, n.d.

      

19

Harvey, Allen W. (Cadet)

1944, 1990, n.d.

      

20

Hawkins, William (Instructor)

1990, 1993

      

21

Hoddinot, R. K. (Cadet)

1990, n.d.

2      

22

Johnston, Lewis (Cadet)

1943, 1993-94

     

23

Kemp, Peter (Royal Air Force Cadet)

1943, 1991

     

24

Kniffin, Robert (Cadet)

1990, n.d.

    

25

Koleman, Robert (Instructor)

1979

 

26

Lindley, Everett (Cadet)

1943-47, 1991

    

27

Linfante, Edward (Cadet)

1945, 1990

      

28

Long, Clifford R. (Cadet)

1944, 1993

     

29

McGilpin, William R. ( Cadet)

1987, 1990

    

30

Niece, Ralph (Cadet)

n.d.

     

31

O'Connor, Charles (Cadet)

1945

     

32

Pecor, Paul (Cadet)

1945, 1993

       

33

Pidgeon, Calvin (Instructor)

1990, n.d.

   

34

Pierce, Charles (Assistant Flight Director)

1945, n.d.

   

35

Posten, Dennis (Cadet)

n.d.

     

36

Powers, Robert (Cadet)

1942, 1991

    

37

Saunders, Donald (Cadet)

1943

     

38

Trevallion, Leonard (Royal Air Force Cadet)

1939-41, 1990, 1993

     

39

Vossler, Stanley (Instructor):  Correspondence

1941-42

       

40

Vossler, Stanley (Instructor):  Correspondence

1943-47, n.d.

     

41

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

1945

      

42

Wagner, John (Cadet)

1945, 1990

  43  Wilder, Leon W. (Instructor):  Pay Stubs  1942-45 
  44 Wilder, Leon W. (Instructor):  Wilder and Wilder  1993 

    

45

Young, William H. (Cadet)

1943-44

     

46

Zedaker, Calvin (Instructor)

1944