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About wil

I am a grandson of Chicago Aeronut Otto Curth. I lived in Rockford when I was young, but moved to Southern California in 1985. It didn't quite kill the opportunity to model with my grandfather, but it certainly hampered it. Since I wasn't (and probably won't ever be) able to join the club, I decided to at least set up this site to help preserve and share the history for anyone who may have an interest.

1940s Contest Results

Here are two newspaper clippings I’ve been sent recently. The first is a Daily Times article from 13 May, 1940, sent by Jim Tangney. The second is a Times article by the same author on 28 April, 1945, sent by … Continue reading

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New updates, and more to come!

I’ve recently posted two magazine articles about the Chicago Aeronuts. The first was written by Ed Lidgard and published in “Air Trails” in 1946. The second was written by Art Christensen and published in “American Modeler” in 1959. Art passed … Continue reading

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