For the WWI Aircraft Enthusiast

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It is with the most profound sadness the Great War Aeroplanes Association must report that Tom Glaeser of the Kansas City Dawn Patrol has "gone West". Very limited details are known, however he died at home January 6. Funeral arraignments are at the time unknown but will be posted as they become available.Tom was one of the original founders of the KCDP. A boyhood friend of Dick Starks and long time comrade of Mark Pierce and Dick Lemon, he flew his Nieuport 11 with a passion and flair seldom seen. Tom was a mechanical genius and originated many of the modifications in use today on the Graham Lee Nieuports. Tom was a regular at the Newville event. Known for his good nature, incessant practical jokes, and ready smile, his passing is a blow to the WWI community.  

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 Monday, January 12 with services at 11, at White Chapel, 6600 Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO. 

The following is a link to the funeral home where services are being arranged:  Thomas Glaeser

6 Ocbtober
 '13:   The "fall" living history and tactical event held at the Caesar Krauss Great War Memorial Site in Newville, PA is scheduled for October 31 through November 3, 2013.  The Great War Association Site  and a DIRECT LINK TO REGISTRATION FORM.

25 September '13:   This coming year brings us a new staff, with some familiar faces and some new blood.  See the officers and staff page for up-to-date information.

18 August '13:  Russ Turner is hard at work at his new aerodrome near Dayton, Ohio.  Check out the Facebook page, and maybe even pay him a visit!   You can find him at and you can find that link on our "links to wwi stuff" page.

19 August '12:
  Brad Smith has taken over the site administrator duties. Please contact him for suggestions for improvements or additional content for the site.  His contact information has been added to the "officers and staff" page. 

13 May 2012: The GWAA is looking for someone with experience to take over the administration of our website.  If interested please contact Mike Day.

24 November '11:     The next issue of "The Good Times" should be reaching you shortly.  It was available at the GWAA tent at Dayton and Fred J. said he would be mailing it out to our members.          Please note that due to the new format of the newsletter and increased costs of printing we must increase dues to $22 annually.    

13 July 2011:    We need copy for our newsletter.  Please send articles and photos of your project(s) to Fred Junclaus.  If you write an article for us you'll get a free membership.  Send what you can to Fred 






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