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On November 12, 2013, Deborah Randall Fisher wrote:
Great article about Washtenaw Airport by Nick Marsh. I'd like to clarify a couple of points.

My father, Bob Randall (not Bill Randel), starting out leasing a hangar in the late 1950's for his aircraft repair business. Later he bought two shares of the airport from Jim Mynning and Jim Poulter. He rebuilt Bill Barber's 1941 Curtis Wright Falcon, and worked on his own Stinson 1083.

I spent many weekends at Young Field as little girl, watching Dad work on the Stinson, as other aviators flew in and out, including Ann Pellegreno. She later flew around the world, retracing Amelia Earhart's flight plan from 1937.

Bob Randall sold his share of the airport in 1962, but still has his flight log book which lists November 6, 1962 as his last flight at Young Field.

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