Bar Harbor Municipal Airport opened in 1934. In WWII it became a coastal patrol base and the Civil Air Patrol 'arrived in force' in August 1942. The US Navy replaced these men a few months after this colour slide was taken. Photo by: John Collier / Library of Congress
A classic Cessna 172 volunteering for the Kentucky division of the Civil Air Patrol. From the second year of production, this 1957 model did not have a new model number.... the 172A came out in 1960. This aircraft is still current on the US registry at the time of uploading.