Class 43-F, Luke Field, Phoenix, Arizona
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- Christine Kendall
Published: Phoenix Arizona Engraving and Lithographing Company, June 22, 1943
Class book for pilot class 43-F at the Air Corps Advanced Flying School, Luke Field, Phoenix, Arizona. This book belonged to Edward S. Evensen of Conrete, Washington, who is pictured on page 28. Newspaper clippings are included inside the back cover.
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- Class Books
- Training, Advanced Flight
- 43-F: Class 43-F
- Biographies - Includes biographies of some cadets or officers
- Hometowns - Includes cadets' hometowns
- Memorial - Includes a memorial to those killed during training
- Owner - Includes the name of the original owner
- Sweethearts - Includes pictures of girlfriends and wives
- Luke Field; Phoenix, Arizona, USA
- Christine Kendall
- Private Collection
This is one of 3 items in the Luke Field series.
Added: October 29, 2008
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Army Air Forces Collection, "Luke Field: Class 43-F, Luke Field, Phoenix, Arizona" (item 000147), AAF Collection, http://AAFCollection.info/items/list.php?item=000147 (accessed 19 November 2017).
Class book for pilot class 43-F at the Air Corps Advanced Flying School, Luke Field, Phoenix, Arizona. Includes a centerfold of P-38's and a section on the P-40.
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 Larry (04-Nov-2008 05:59 PM)
I enjoyed this class book because it listed the previous flight schools the student attended. Example, from Rankin Field the student progressed to another school then to Luke. Same for those from Visalia (Sequoia AAF). This feature of the book is important because it allows someone to track the progress of a given student or to follow a given class from Primary, Basic, etc.
Interesting that Rankin AAF is listed as the point of training vice the town it was located in (Tulare, CA), while the neighboring school, Sequoia AAF is listed as 'Visalia' which is the name of the town the school was located in.
 John pass (03-Jun-2013 05:21 PM)
Saw pic of Dan Madigan, my father in law who passed recently. Family is delighted and wonders about his classmates.
 Carla (03-May-2015 03:46 PM)
Ed Evensen was my uncle.
One of his assignments in the war was to fly transport aircraft (C47) 'over the hump', from various fields in Burma, to Kunming, in China, a job he described as "flying where there are rocks hiding in the clouds", referring to the necessity of navigating between mountains, as his heavily-laden aircraft did not have the "operational ceiling" to climb above them.
He survived the war, but had contracted malaria, and passed away in the late 1960's
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