"One bright day I got home from the machine shop and there was a penny post card from aviation school saying I could have a job with Pan American Airways (PAA), provided I could pass the physical. I started on May 5, 1941 in the sheet metal shop; and the first job on aircraft was to drill a stop hole in a little crack in the forward bulkhead of the Sikorsky S-42. Boy, did I fall in love with the PAA aircraft."
He certainly did. Henry "Hank" Anholzer stayed with Pan American World Airways forty-one years. His retirement plaque is home here at the museum.
1979: Pan American World Airways' employees Mr Hank Anholzer and Mr Emil Feroldi, pictured along with another volunteer, working on restoring aircraft at a newly formed air and space museum on Long Island, New York. Pan Am also donated the paint and tools used.
Pictured today, that same aircraft, flying above, in a hangar at that same, bigger and bolder Cradle of Aviation Museum. It's our home too -- third floor wing visit Pan Am Museum Foundation, Inc.