Its always fun when folks send us old photos of Al Kelch and his “museum” hangars from years ago. This one is a classic, with Al at right, Francis “Sandy” Saunders at center, and Doug Holt at left.
Sandy was the patriarch of Brodhead Airport for many years and was a major force behind most of our early fly-in events. Doug Holt was one of the original trustees of the Kelch Charitable Trust and instrumental in creating the Kelch Aviation Museum. Sandy and Doug were both WWII vets, and Doug wrote a memoir of his time as a B-17 pilot called “Lucky Dog,” which is available only in our online store:
One can only imagine what these guys are talking about in this photo by Ric Genthe. Who remembers them?