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Collection: Pella World War II Naval Flight School
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A platoon of Naval Air Cadets information on Central campus just before early morning found school classes there. More than 100 of these cadets now study at Central and the school’s flying near Pella.
0011_Norman Van Grop, Flight Instructor Spinning the Propellor
Flight Instructor, Norman F. van Gorp (spud) spinning the propellor.
0012_Gas for Airport
Richard Vander Leest and William Van Zee haul gas for the airport. The school used about six thousand gallons per month. In the background of this photo Pete Heerma’s school bus can be seen.
Flight Instructor, Earl Pohlmann, in ground instruction with student group.
0014_Flyers at Calisthenics
Flyers at calisthenics. This photo was printed in the newspaper, the Pella Chronicle.
0015_Student and Instructor
Student and Flight Instructor in plane.
0016_Three Cadets in Snow
Three cadets in formal wear out in the snow.
0017_Two Girls on Plane
Two girls sitting on a plane, location most likely airport.
Flight Instructor, Earl Pohlmann stands by a plane giving cross country and instrument training to Paul Metcalf in the cockpit.
Engine overhaul being done by Bill Trussle.