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The Dawn Patrol

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THE DAWN PATROL: More than 100 planes visited the airport of little Jonesville Sunday when the community near Hillsdale played host to the Dawn Patrol. Eleven planes and 24 fliers came from Ann Arbor, forming the largest contingent representing any city there. Some of the small craft are shown lined up at the Jonesville airport. The picture was taken by Maitland LaMott, an Ann Arbor News photographer, who with a reporter accompanied the Ann Arbor aviation enthusiasts. Dawn Patrols visit a different community each Sunday, taking off early in the morning and returning usually before noon. Other communities the flights have visited include Howell, New Hudson, Adrian, Kalamazoo and Mackinaw City.

ON DAWN PATROL FLIGHT: The flying fans who made a Dawn Patrol flight to Jonesville Sunday line up before a camera at the Jonesville airport to have their picture taken. From left to right: Al Ehnis, Ben Phillips, Andy Krogstad, Russ Cook, Bob Taylor, Sherman Hendershot, Douglas Dennison, Henry Karner. Standing, LeRoy Ehnis, Gordon Terpenning, Wally Smith, George Gunther, Bob Braun, Max Peterson, J. E. Thomas, Everett Esch, Ed Lauhon, Richard Lichty, Duane Schultz, and Bill Carr. All are from Ann Arbor but Phillips and Schultz, who came from Milan, Esch and Thomas, Saline, and Krogstad, Brighton. Karner, Lauhon and Esch are partners in the Ann Arbor Aero Service, in whose planes the flight was made. Not pictured were Leland E. Coulter of Ann Arbor, James R. Brown, jr., of Norwayne, Bill Verran of Milan and Robert Starling of Dundee, all of whom also made the trip.