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Wing Men: 1942

Wing Men: 1942

January 1942. "Fort Worth, Texas. Meacham Field. Civilian pilot training. Students learning about wing construction." Acetate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

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Brylcreem Ad?

A little dab'll do ya! And I bet the first name of the guy in the middle is George -- same as all his sons.

Struttin’ His Stuff

… for his final course work at the Spartan School of Aeronautics circa 1949, my dad’s handmade strut for presumably a Stearman. An amazing display of skill, and amazing that it survives to this day.

Edit: Just ribbin' you...inadvertently. I should watch my phraseology, this actually being a rib not a strut. Obviously I did not follow my father's career in aeronautics...

I think

... the foreman is Marlon Brando!

Five men

... but I think the guy in the middle is the foreman.

Good hair view

Great angle on those heads, including interesting variants of male pattern baldness, especially the foreman in the middle there.

Sorry to be a propeller of negativity

There he goes; Notcom struts his stuff. I don't want to make a big flap about it or stall his good intentions; but his humor is a drag.

If they paired up to examine the wing ...

... would they be sparring partners?

Study the construction carefully.

If we fail again, it’s back to playing in Bob’s dumb DEVO band.

Just plane funny

Student: Is this the shorter course ??
Instructor: No, the longeron !
(Don't think that's funny?? Ok, I admit I winged it.)

I Just Want To Know

Where can we get those cool jumpsuits?

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