B-17 Nine-O-Nine

Nov 152011

View a copy of The Gig SheetThe seventieth anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is this year.  I found a poignant reminder of that tragedy in an item recently added to the AAF Collection.

The Gig Sheet is a class book for advanced pilot training at Kelly Field, Texas.  Class 41-F graduated on August 15, 1941 just three months before the United States entered the war.

This book was owned by Lt. Donald O. Lundberg, who is pictured on page 50.  Lt. Lundberg made several notations about his fellow classmates after graduation.  Thirteen were killed.  Four of them were marked “Killed 12-7-41 Hawaii.”

John L. Dains

James H. Darden

W. J. Feiler

Robert H. Markley

The hometown of each man is given, followed by the bases at which he received his primary and basic flight training, followed by his occupation prior to entering the Army Air Corps.

Keep 'em Flying

Did you or a family member serve in the Army Air Forces during World War II? Please contribute your own biography, or that of a loved one, to the Keep ’em Flying memorial at the AAF Collection. Contact the curator for details.

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