Class 43-D, Victory Field, Vernon, Texas
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- Bill Bellamy, Editor
- Stephen Quint
Published: circa 1943
This book probably belonged to Lawrence "Laurie" R. Purvis, Jr., pictured on page 34.
An emblem was found inside the back cover of this book. It appears to be a decal printed on acetate. It depicts a skeleton (skull) dressed in a tuxedo, with bow tie, top hat, cigarette holder, monocle and a ruby or other gem. It is flanked by a pair of dice, both showing 2, as in 22.
This could be the emblem for a 22nd squadron, which could be a training squadron, or a combat squadron to which this cadet was later assigned. It does not seem to match the emblems of the 22d Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), nor the 22d Pursuit Squadron (Interceptor).
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- Class Books
- Training, Primary Flight
- 43-D: Class 43-D
- 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
- Victory Field; Vernon, Texas, USA
- Stephen Quint
- Private Collection
This is one of 19 items in the Victory Field series.
Added: February 08, 2013
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Army Air Forces Collection, "Victory Field: Class 43-D, Victory Field, Vernon, Texas" (item 000406), AAF Collection, http://AAFCollection.info/items/list.php?item=000406 (accessed 23 November 2017).
Class book for primary pilot class 43-D at Victory Field, Vernon, Texas.
An emblem found inside the back cover of a class book for Victory Field class 43-D, Vernon, Texas.
1 page; PDF (.pdf)
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