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Iowa City Airport, 1940

Along with a number of flight instructors, Paul Shaw, owner of the Shaw Aircraft Co. whose planes are pictured in these photographs, trained over 2,500 pilots from 1939 to 1945. In 1941, a year after these photos were taken, the government made this program part of its military training, beginning the Navy Pre-Flight School for the war effort.


Kent, Frederick W. (Frederick Wallace), 1894-1984, “Iowa City Airport, 1940,” Iowa City Public Library DHP, accessed April 15, 2024,