WORLD WAR II
Enlisted Men of the Air Force Training Command

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Description Gelatin print of the Enlisted Men of the Air Force Training Command.
Year Range from 1943
Event World War II
Year range to 1944
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Group photograph of the eight of the enlisted staff of the Air Force Training Command at Oshkosh State Teacher's College. They are standing at attention in front of one of the campus buildings wearing service uniforms, overcoats, and Model 1941 Field Jackets.
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 P2005.24.137
Object Name Print, Photographic
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 5" x 7"
Subjects World War II
Homefront
State Teachers College (Oshkosh)
United States Air Force
Flight training
Title Enlisted Men of the Air Force Training Command
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