‘Wings of Hope’

Date: November 3, 1970
Location: Carbondale, IL
Newspaper: Southern Illinoisan
Page: 7

E. A. DaRosa, second from left, inspects plane presented to him Friday at Southern Illinois Airport by Wings of Hope, a private non-profit organization supported by private donors to furnish aircraft and pilots for missionaries throughout the world. With DaRosa, clockwise, are Joe Fabick, president of U.S. Wings of Hope; Ed Schertz, graduate of Southern Illinois University’s school of Aviation Technology; and John LeBerge, president of Canadian Wings of Hope, Montreal. The plane was given to DaRosa on his 30th wedding anniversary in recognition of his 25 years of work in training flying missionaries. DaRosa is giving the plane to the Wewak Missionary in New Guinea. Schertz will fly the plane to New Orleans where it will be shipped to New Guinea. Schertz will leave next moth for Peru where he will fly Wings of Hope aircraft. DaRosa is faculty chairman of the SIU School of Aviation Technology located at Southern Illinois Airport.

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