Matty Laird & Al Kelch

Throwback Thursday: Matty Laird, founder of Laird Airplane Co, posing with our own Al Kelch, founder of the Kelch Aviation Museum! Al was a huge Laird fan, and was lucky enough to get to know Matty in the 1970s.


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    Joanne Yates says:

    I’m finishing up a book on my husband’s WWII experiences, and a friend, Andrea Stewart, wrote the conclusion. She is the niece of Matty Laird (through her mom). I hope you might give me permission to use this photo in the book with appropriate acknowledgement. (Yes, my husband was a bomber pilot in WWII and is still hale and hardy (well, mostly hardy!) at 103.)

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