THOSE FABULOUS AMPHIBIANS : A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN AMPHIBIAN AICRAFT
Don C. Wigton ( July 3rd, 1923 - ? ) was born in Detroit ( Michigan, United States ) and attended school there. He first became interested in aircraft through such radio programs of the 1930's as " Howie Wing " and " The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen ". In 1935, when Hi Speed Gasoline Company was offering model aeroplanes with each sale of gasoline, Don C. Wigton started on his long journey of model building and love of aeroplanes. He joined a model club called the " Thermites ", which built and flew models.
In 1942, Don C. Wigton enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served with the First Troop Carrier Command. After his service was completed, he attended a flying school at Detroit City Airport, receiving his Private Pilot License. Subsequently, he did aerial photography and regular commercial photography.
In the early 1950's, Don C. Wigton joined the National Air Shows as their photographer. He traveled thousands of miles with Bill Sweet, photographing his air shows. He did aircraft photography for Wing Span Magazine, American Airman and other publications dealing with flight. He has had thousands of his photographs published in magazines and newspapers around the world.
In 1963, Don C. Wigton had his first book, From Jenny to Jets, published in paperback, the hard bound edition following in 1969. In 1970, the Smithsonian Institution honoured him for his contribution to our National Archives of Aircraft History.
( source : Those fabulous amphibians )