Mr. and Mrs. Ray B. Vaughn
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Chief flifiht instructor al Bricker Field . . . formerly Army Cilider instructor . . . before coming to Bowling (Jreen. he helped train the first liroup of CPT students from BG at Findlay airport.
Mr. Ray B. Vaughn, flight contractor at Bricker Field, and Mrs. Vaughn, business manager, have been in charge since the field was built under the (Civilian Training Program.
"Winging in" a Waco in front of the (Control Tower.
The Civilian Pilot Training program originally was offered as an extra¬ curricular course in 1939. In the spring of 1942, the University acquir¬ ed 120 acres of land north of the cam¬ pus for an airport.
Bricker Field has grown from one reconstructed hanger and three train¬ er planes flown in daily from Findlay for ten trainees, to a large, well- developed Naval aviation training school for eighty cadets.
Since the introduction of the Navy program in December, 1942, the field has grown to include a staff of eighteen instructors and thirty-three planes.
V-.'> Flight Instructors FRONT R, W (left to right): Cerald Kitto, Benjamin (ircene, Ray Eiche. Dayton Cramer, F,. I). Fitch, Robert Hunt. P. J. Brucia. Don Burnard. SECOND ROW: Richard Finton. Charles Conlcy. Herbert Metzdorf. Slayton Kelley, Michael Kudlak, Edward llodas, (>eorge Taylor, Thomas .Sperry, Ray Vaughn.