Alfred Trehanon, class of 1938, began his teaching
career as a science teacher and athletic coach at Norwich High
School. Interested in flying since he was a child, he volunteered
for the Army Air Corps in October 1940. He was an Aviation Cadet
assigned to Maxwell Field, Montgomery, Alabama, when he was killed
in a plane crash during night maneuvers in September 1941, two
weeks before his graduation. His family received his wings posthumously.
He was the first graduate of State College since World War I to
have been killed while in the Armed Forces.