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Name: Rothgeb, Wayne P. (1920-)


Historical Note:

Wayne P. Rothgeb was born in 1920 and grew up as a farm boy in Indiana. Like many boys of his generation, he was inspired by Charles Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927 and dreamed of becoming a pilot. At the age of 16, he got his first airplane ride. It was a birthday present, cost $2, and lasted around 15 minutes. He decided then that he was going to join the Army Air Corps. He worked his way through the necessary two years of college at Purdue University and in July of 1941 was accepted as an aviation cadet and learned that he'd be called up in December. On December 8, the United States entered the second world war.

He later became a well known farm broadcaster for WKJG in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Sources: Retrieved August 26, 2010 from http://www.mondoinfo.com/blog/C162926581/E1348543536/index.html





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