WORLD WAR II
Aviation Cadets in their Barracks

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Description Gelatin print of the Aviation Cadets in their Barracks, December 1943.
Year Range from 1943
Event World War II
Year range to 1943
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Group photograph of four aviation cadets lounging on bunks inside their barracks at Swart Hall. An Aviation Cadet patch is visible of the left cuff of one of the men.
Over 1500 students at the Oshkosh State Teacher's College enlisted for military service during World War II, forcing the lay-off of many of the college staff. In 1943 the college was chosen for an Aviation Cadet School for the United States Army Air Force's Air Force Training Command. The first contingent of 400 students arrived on March 29, 1943. 1,261 cadets of the 96th College Training Detachment were taught at the college for four months by seven officers and a group of Army enlisted men. They also took flying lessons at the Winnebago County Airport by Steve Wittman and his pilots. Swart Hall was used as their barracks. It was disbanded in July 1944.
Object ID P2005.24.125
Object Name Print, Photographic
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
Subjects World War II
Homefront
State Teachers College (Oshkosh)
Cadets
United States Army Air Force
Barracks
Beds
Classrooms
Group Photographs
Male
Title Aviation Cadets in their Barracks
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