Cadet Jack H. Gardner's Letter to his Parents
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Published: May 17, 1942
During a routine training mission, cadet Gardner put his aircraft into a spin as instructed. The instructor was unable to recover the aircraft and bailed out, unbeknownst to cadet Gardner. Once cadet Gardner realized the instructor had bailed out, he was able to recover from the dive and land safely while his instructor floated to the ground. See related items below for cadet Gardner's notation in his flight log about this incident.
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- Training, Basic Flight
- Curtis Field; Brady, Texas, USA
- Bronson Gardner
- Private Collection
- 000340: Pilot's Flight Log
Flight Log of Jack H. Gardner, Book 1
- Jack H. Gardner
Added: August 26, 2012
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A letter written by cadet Jack H. Gardner to his parents. He describes a death-defying experience he had while in basic flight training
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