Drapela flight school trained pilots during WWII at Walker Field

Fern and Ed Drapela, pictured shortly after their wedding. Ed operated a flight school in Grand Junction during World War II that had 30 aircraft and employed some 40 people. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Larson Wegner from the Drapela family collection.



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Fern and Ed Drapela, pictured shortly after their wedding. Ed operated a flight school in Grand Junction during World War II that had 30 aircraft and employed some 40 people. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Larson Wegner from the Drapela family collection.

A couple of Fridays ago, while driving my friend and Grand Junction native “Miss Billie” Abell on our Friday morning rounds, she gave me another history lesson. This one was about…




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