Andrea,
Thanks so much for this article -- it brings back vivid memories of my younger days in Pompton Plains after moving into a new house on Manor Ave. in October 1940. I was one of Dick Tallman's friends who accompanied him on the 'spy missions' to watch the rocket firings from the woods near the old Dunn's barn on the Boulevard. My aunt, Etta (Howell) Hamill knew Lovell Lawrence, as they graduated from Butler High School together in, I believe, 1933.