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  • From model aircraft maker to B-17 pilot: WWII veteran shares life stories

    “I think of my generation, born in the 1920s and 1930s, as the air-minded one we were naturally excited about airplanes much like young people now are excited about space,” said retired 1st Lt. John A. Clark, 98, former 418th Bomb Squadron and 100th Bomb Group co-pilot, who was stationed at Thorpe

  • Volunteer efforts honor Thorpe Abbotts museum

    The view from the air traffic control tower is of vast golden grass edged with trees – a peaceful and silent contrast to the once bustling airfield. Throughout the museum, the hallways and rooms are filled with World War II artifacts, ranging from canteens to machine guns. Taps, the song that honors