WORLD WAR II
Army Air Force Cadets on Parade

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Description Gelatin print of Army Air Force Cadets on Parade, September 1, 1943.
Year Range from 1943
Event World War II
Year range to 1943
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Image of a group of Army Air Force Cadets marching north on Oregon Street during the 3rd War Loan Bond Drive. They are passing in front of Webster's Tavern at 609 Oregon Street and Karl Hoffman's Tavern is visible on the corner of Oregon and 7th Avenue.
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 P2005.24.258
Object Name Print, Photographic
Place Oshkosh, WI
Print size 8" x 10"
Subjects World War II
Homefront
United States Army Air Force
Cadets
Air pilots
Parades & processions
Oregon Street
War bonds & funds
Saloons
Taverns (Inns)
Title Army Air Force Cadets on Parade
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