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HAWTHORNE SCHOOL    
OF              
AERONAUTICS      
Hawthorne School of Aeronautics was a subsidiary of Hawthorne Flying Service of Charleston, SC, the contractor that operated the contract primary training program at Spence Air Base.  Hawthorne provided professional civilian flying training and support personnel to train military students, in military aircraft, to military standards with the training monitored by a specialized military team selected for that purpose.  Working hand-in-hand with the Hawthorne Flying Training Department were the support departments of Academic Training, Aircraft Maintenance, Supply, Base Engineering and Maintenance, Food Services, Accounting, and Industrial Relations


MANAGEMENT STAFF
                               
Bevo
Beverly E. "Bevo" Howard,
President

Bert
Bert Harsh,
Vice Pesident and General Manager
                     

Department Directors (Late 1950's)
     
Locke
Leslie H. Locke,
Flying Training
Goulette
George Goulette,
Academic Training
Reeder
Fred Reeder,
Aircraft Maintenance
Vick
Walter Vick,
Supply
     

Doty
Perry Doty,
Engineering & Maint.
Kilgore
Mrs. Beulah Kilgore,
Food Services
Booker
Oliver Booker, Jr.,
Accounting
Dahl
Carl W. Dahl,
Industrial Relations

     
Office      
  Well-organized offices - efficient employees.

     Picnic 1     Picnic 2
Hawthorne family picnics - always a big turnout.

                     
Buffet
Not your typical WW2 GI mess hall.
Mamma K B'day
“Mama K” helps celebrate another birthday  (447 in 10 years)  
                 

                       
Thurman B'board
Employee relations discussion.
Instr Trng
Instructors need training too.
             

                   
Maint 1
 
Maint 2  
Maint 3  

                   
Those flying machines had to be maintained - Hawthorne aircraft and engine maintenance was rated among the best.

Cntrl Twr
Control Tower 
Chute Loft
Parachute Loft
Fire Trk
Fire Department       
Vital flying training support services by Hawthorne.

Bert Harsh, Former VP & General Manager of Hawthorne, Dead At Age 87


Hwthrn Wngs 

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