College Training Detachment, 39th
Class E-1, Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina
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A college yearbook describes the army's College Training Detachment program:
Here you are at the place where you'll start your training to become pilots, bombardiers or navigators in the United States Army Air Forces. You know this is a college campus and that there isn't an airplane in sight, but this is the place just the same. What is going to be found out here is what you men know, not about flying-that will come later-but what you know and what you are capable of learning.
The Army Air Forces Training Command has built up a system in which nearly all you candidates for duty as pilots, bombardiers, or navigators must spend five months in college, going to classes under military and civilian leadership to prepare for your careers. You enter as enlisted men and most of your time is devoted to academic subjects including: sixty hours each of English, geography, and modern history; eighty hours of mathematics; and one hundred eighty hours of physics. The instruction also includes twenty-four hours of civil air regulations; two hundred eighty hours of basic military indoctrination including: infantry drill, ceremonies and inspections, physical training, interior guard duty, and other military subjects. Also, during this time you may receive ten hours of flight training in cooperation with the Civilian Aeronautics Administration.
When you have finished this five months of training, the instructors know pretty well whether you men will prove to be successful candidates for the air forces, and for which particular service you are best suited.
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- 39th CTD: 39th College Training Detachment
- E-1: Class E-1
- Presbyterian College; Clinton, South Carolina, USA
- Mike Voisin
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- 000344: Obstacle Course
Sketch, 39th College Training Detachment, Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina
- 000183: College Training Detachment, 39th
Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina
- John E. Voisin
Added: November 16, 2006
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Army Air Forces Collection, "College Training Detachment, 39th: Class E-1, Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina" (item 000010), AAF Collection, http://AAFCollection.info/items/list.php?item=000010 (accessed 22 November 2017).
Photograph of Class E-1 at the Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina. Includes names of cadets pictured.
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