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Model Plane Championship Winner Erwin 'Duke' Wallaker, September 1946

Model Plane Championship Winner Erwin 'Duke' Wallaker, September 1946 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, September 17, 1946
Caption
Canadian Model Plane Champion: Erwin Wallaker, 17, displays a model plane of the type he flew Saturday in the Canadian National Championship contest in Toronto. The local youth won first place in the senior division of the Class B event. His winning model, which was not recovered, flew 16 minutes and 45 seconds before disappearing from sight completely.

Wallaker Wins Model Contests

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21
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July
Year
1947
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Erwin Wallaker and David Lake With Their Model Airplanes Before Competing In The First International Model Plane Contest, July 1947

Erwin Wallaker and David Lake With Their Model Airplanes Before Competing In The First International Model Plane Contest, July 1947 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, August 1, 1947
Caption
Erwin (Duke) Wallaker, 1629 Traver Rd., and David Lake, 1128 Michigan Ave., are shown with plane models they expect to enter in the First International Model Plane Contest, Aug. 14, 15 and 16, sponsored by Plymouth Motor Corp. Model in Lake's right hand recently did 112 miles per hour at a meet in Hastings. The youths, members of the Ann Arbor Airfoilers Club, are backed by the Plymouth Dealers of the city.

Erwin 'Duke' Wallaker - Model Airplane Builder, July 1948

Erwin 'Duke' Wallaker - Model Airplane Builder, July 1948 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 9, 1948
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Nineteen-year-old Erwin (Duke) Wallaker applies finishing touches to one of the high-speed, super-streamlined model planes he will fly in Sunday's contest, sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, at the Municipal Golf Course. Ranged around him in his basement workshop at 1629 Traver Rd. are other models, spare parts and tools, and a few of the trophies he's won in previous competition. He estimates his hobby has cost him at least $2,000 and about 30 hours of work a week.

Jet Plane Wins Model Speed Title

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12
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July
Year
1948
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Youngest Contestant Excels

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12
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July
Year
1948
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Pete Brown At Model Airplane Meet, July 1948

Pete Brown At Model Airplane Meet, July 1948 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 12, 1948
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YOUNGEST CONTESTANT EXCELS: Five-year-old Pete Brown, son of Howard C. Brown of 827 Brookwood Pl., squats beside the gasoline model he entered in yesterday's model plane meet. A few minutes later he successfully launched and guided the plane for a five-minute flight and brought it in to a perfect landing. He was the meet's youngest entrant.