Army Air Force Cadets Leaving Oshkosh

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Record 914/959
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Description Gelatin print of Army Air Force Cadets Leaving Oshkosh.
Year Range from 1944
Event World War II
Film Size 4" x 5"
Year range to 1944
Medium Photographic Paper
Neg # 13084/11379/11694/21834
Notes Image of a group of Army Air Force Cadets Leaving Oshkosh from the Soo Line Depot behind Main Street in Oshkosh, WI. The cadets have graduated and are waiting for a train. Many local youg women have come to the station to say farewell.
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 P2005.24.256
Object Name Print, Photographic
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 8" x 10"
Subjects World War II
United States Army Air Force
Railroad depots
Soo Line Rail Road
Division Street
Air pilots
Title Army Air Force Cadets Leaving Oshkosh
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