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The large number of Minnesota boys serving in the ground crew at a fighter plane base in England, crew to such proportion that they have called themselves the Minnesota Air Force. Some of them are grounded under one of their planes, left to right, front row, are: Pfc. Kenneth Christopher, Minneapolis; T/Sergeant Clarence H. Koskela, Minneapolis; Sergeant Henry C. Louhela, Floodwood, Pfc. Carroll H. Burnevik, Minneapolis; S/Sergeant Donald O. Burnevik, South, Minneapolis; Sergeant Paul Janousek, Hutchinson; S/Sergeant Earl N. Sugars, Duluth; S/Sergeant Edward B. Fonnier, Shakopee. Back row, left to right are: T/Sergeant Osmo E. Tahja, Floodwood; Corporal Milton H. Franke, Minneapolis; S/Sergeant Ernest Magnuson, Sergeant Donald Detul, Excelsior; S/Sergeant Robert J. Fitzgerald, Duluth; S/Sergeant Rodolph V. Ellingsen, Minneapolis; Pfc. J.M. Anderson, So., Minneapolis; S/Sergeant Arthur A. Roloff, Winona; Sergeant Arthur F. Watson, Wilkinson; S/Sergeant Lloyd W. Johnson, Minneapolis
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WWII England Fighter Station Crew, United Kingdom England

The large number of Minnesota boys serving in the ground crew at a fighter plane base in England, crew to such proportion that they have called themselves the Minnesota Air Force. Some of them are grounded under one of their planes, left to right, front row, are: Pfc. Kenneth Christopher, Minneapolis; T/Sergeant Clarence H. Koskela, Minneapolis; Sergeant Henry C. Louhela, Floodwood, Pfc. Carroll H. Burnevik, Minneapolis; S/Sergeant Donald O. Burnevik, South, Minneapolis; Sergeant Paul Janousek, Hutchinson; S/Sergeant Earl N. Sugars, Duluth; S/Sergeant Edward B. Fonnier, Shakopee. Back row, left to right are: T/Sergeant Osmo E. Tahja, Floodwood; Corporal Milton H. Franke, Minneapolis; S/Sergeant Ernest Magnuson, Sergeant Donald Detul, Excelsior; S/Sergeant Robert J. Fitzgerald, Duluth; S/Sergeant Rodolph V. Ellingsen, Minneapolis; Pfc. J.M. Anderson, So., Minneapolis; S/Sergeant Arthur A. Roloff, Winona; Sergeant Arthur F. Watson, Wilkinson; S/Sergeant Lloyd W. Johnson, Minneapolis

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