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Apr 21

Elwyn Righetti flight instructor

Photo provided by the Army Air Force published in the Telegram-Tribune of Elwyn Righetti March 27, 1943.

Photo provided by the Army Air Force published in the Telegram-Tribune of Elwyn Righetti March 27, 1943.

MAJOR ELWIN G. RIGHETTI, 27, commanding officer of the 46th squadron of single-engine advanced trainers, outlines a formation to Captain W.J. O’Donnell, at the new Central Instructor’s School at Randolph Field, Texas. Major Righetti, who received his commission as major last November after three years in the U.S. Army Air Forces, is in charge of one-half of the pursuit pilot instructors in training at the “War College of the Air.” He was graduated from San Luis Obispo high school in 1931 and from California Polytechnic school in 1935. Before entering the Air Forces in 1939, he worked in San Luis Obispo for the Swift Creamery Co. He has been an instructor since completing his nine month period of flight training. Major Righetti is son of Mr. and Mrs Guido Righetti of San Luis Obispo and has two brothers and three sisters residing in this city now.

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