Feb 8, 2013, 10:25 AM
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Re: [skyjumpenfool] Guess this old time DZ
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This was taken in the 1940's. The airport was used for military flight training, through the ROTC program at Carleton College. Just "google" Stanton Airfield. A lot of neat info on this sod airstrip.
Melcom, as well as the jump pilot, Clarence, both obviously had fallen in love with this airport. Melcom purchased it from Carleton College around 1942 and Clarence became a pilot, instructor, manager, farmer at the airport after returning home from WWII. Clareance was a machine gunner and got shotup in the war.
Melcom was overcome by dementia and at times would wander into the club house, aimlessly. We would have to take him by the hand and return him to his on-field home. Apparently, Melcom was an awesome pilot in his day.