Wright-Patterson AFB ~ Dayton, Ohio, USA
HILLMAN PHOTO TOUR
WW II GALLERY
2. Pre-War Preparation
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WW II Training
During the 1930s the number of pilots trained in
teh Air Corps decreased until 1937 when only 184 pilots graduated that
year. Facing German and Japanese militarism, the Air Corps planned to train
4,500 pilots in 1939-1940.
Lacking adequate facilities, the Air Corps contracted
with nine commercial flying schools. When France fell in 1940 the Air Corps
increased the number of pilots trained to 7,000 yearly. By 1943, 63 flying
schools were contracted.
By the end of the war, 250,000 pilots had graduated
from USAAF schools.
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