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H Nov 7, 1978 Gerard H. Hughes Dear Hattie: You will be interested in the copy of a page from the Long Island Early Fliers' Club letter which tells of a "Memorial Placque" which is on display at the Club's Suffolk Museum. The placque is in "Memory of the Civilian Fliers who Instructed America's Military Pilots at Government Airfields During World War One" - and list all their names. One of these days, I hope to get a look at this list and see just who is on it. Apparently there are some 200 names recorded. (I didn't realize there were that many civilians instructing). Its possible (I should imagine) to get a picture of the placque and if I ever do I will be glad to send you a copy. You will be interested to learn that the LIEF Club has been given two hangars at Mitchel Field to be used as a museum. We have a large amount of material that has been collected over the years and we need a place to put it on display. Some day (in the future) we will have a real museum - built for that purpose - but we are glad to have the hangars until we get the real thing. The talks which were given at the Uniondale High School were very successful and well received. I talked on the
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