WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
DIXIE HELL CATS
Dixie Junior College, St. George, Utah
HISTORYThe Hell Cats were a group of enthusiastic fliers attending Dixie Junior College. They were part of a government-sponsored reserve pilot training program. It gave students the opportunity to achieve their dream of flying and provided a supply of trained pilots who would be available if needed to help defend their country.
After a student made his first solo flight, the held a party to celebrate.
Ground Instructor: Maurice J. "M.J." Miles
Flight Instructor: Erick Anderson
Flight Instructor: Harold Rogers
President: Paul Neilson (Killed in an airplane crash March 22, 1946)
Undertaker: Vere Barnhurst *** Anyone know the story here? ***
Sam Chynoweth (KIA in World War II)
Keith Hafen (KIA in World War II)
REFERENCESDixie Hell Cats page
1941 Dixie College yearbook, Page 50