A wooden tower was built by members of Post 556 and Boy Scouts to be used by spotters for enemy aircraft during the early years of WW II.  The elevation at the "old Swanson farm", what is now Erlanson Park was an ideal location.  Spotters were trained how to identify enemy aircraft. The photo indicates that a rabbit or two were also spotted.

 young Bill Stanton holding the rifle (then 15 yrs old), Harry Kline, young Kline (back), Jim Wiltsie, George Candler. George Lawson, Walter Stanton.  Bill Stanton went on to become the first Korean War Veteran to become Commander of Post 556.

I want to thank the staff at the Myers Memorial Library - without their help, the names attached to this photo would not have been possible. 


Myers Memorial Library


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