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February 1941 Flying Aces

February 1941 Flying Aces

Flying Aces February 1941 - Airplanes and Rockets Table of Contents

These pages from vintage modeling magazines like Flying Aces, Air Trails, American Modeler, American Aircraft Modeler, Young Men, Flying Models, Model Airplane News, R/C Modeler, captured the era. All copyrights acknowledged.

As stated previously, one of my main motivations for posting articles such as this "With the Model Builders" feature from a 1941 issue of Flying Aces magazine is to provide sources for people doing Internet searches for family members and/or friends. Family tree research is a big pastime these days, and it is always nice to run across a unique item, especially with a photo, about someone you know and perhaps were not aware of that particular aspect of his or her life. After having posted stories from many of the major model aircraft magazines for nearly two decades, a few people have taken the time to write to express gratitude for making the information available. You're welcome.

With the Model Builders

This is your page, modelers. Flying Aces welcomes all photo contributions from its readers everywhere. You may send as many pictures of your model planes as you wish, but they must be clear and contrasting. In your letter, or on the reverse side of the photo, write any interesting data concerning the craft and also your name and address. Address letters to Model Editor, Flying Aces, 67 W. 44th St., N.Y.C.

Herb Lozier, of Brooklyn, New York - Airplanes and Rockets

Herb Lozier, of Brooklyn, New York, forsakes his cardboard models for the moment to pose for this shot. Herb's contributions are popular with many Flying Aces readers.

Joseph Battaglia, of the Bronx, New York - Airplanes and Rockets

One of the finest producers of miniature metal aircraft is Joseph Battaglia, of the Bronx, New York. Leading airlines use his excellent models for display purposes.

Michael Diaz, of New York - Airplanes and Rockets

Michael Diaz, of New York, a member of the Air Screws Club, prefers baby engines. He's shown here with his seventh Atom craft which he flew at a Creedmore. N. Y., meet.

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This beautiful built-up scale job is a replica model of the English Percival "Vega Gull." Although the builder did not give his name, notes on the reverse side of the photo state that the ship has folding wings, complete cockpit layout, movable controls, and hatches.

Herbert K. Weiss, of Phoebus, Virginia - Airplanes and Rockets

Here's Herbert K. Weiss, of Phoebus, Virginia, enjoying his favorite outdoor sport. H.K.W. is associated with the aeronautical experimental division of the NACA at Langley Field.

Joe Kopas, of Socorro, New Mexico - Airplanes and Rockets

Joe Kopas, of Socorro, New Mexico, an oil geologist by profession, sent us this shot of his six-foot gas job. The floats were built from plans appearing in Nov. 1940 F. A.

Joe Nelson at the Chicago Park District - Airplanes and Rockets

The latest fashion in headgear is effectively modeled by Timer Joe Nelson at the Chicago Park District's recent championship contest. Walter Fromm, the lad on the left, isn't feeling for raindrops. He just launched his ship which remained aloft to win the cabin event.






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