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Brodhead Historical Society: Wheeler Searles and plane, circa 1946
Photo supplied by the Brodhead Historical Society
A Fairchild PT-19 (M-62) military trainer built in 1942 and flown by Wheeler Searles of Brodhead is shown with its owner and pilot at Brodhead Airport, circa 1946. To learn more about the history of Brodhead Airport, come to the next meeting of the Brodhead Historical Society at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Bank of Brodhead to hear Pat Weeden, curator of the new Kelch Aviation Museum, speak about the airport and the museum's efforts to preserve the "Golden Age of Aviation."