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1944 Gary Field Blythe California Morton Air Academy

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1944 Gary Field  Blythe California  Morton Air Academy 1944 Gary Field  Blythe California  Morton Air Academy 1944 Gary Field  Blythe California  Morton Air Academy


Gary Field Introduces The Gosport, Class 44-C 10th AAFFTD (Army Air Forces Flying Training Detachment; Blythe California. Hardcover yearbook measuring 9 in x 12 in. An original, authentic World War Two era publication, not a reprint or reproduction. Good condition. Considerable wear to outer spine cover; corner wear; light soil to cover. Some stretching of binding but still holding. Some yellowing to pages but otherwise clean, unmarked, not torn. No odors. An Army Air Forces training class yearbook. 48pp; black and white photos and drawings. Features photos of the airmen, officers, base activities, etc. A hard-to-find item. The airfield in Blythe, Gary Field had a private pilot training school known as the Morton Air Academy. The school was contracted by the Army Air Corps early in the war to give primary training to Air Corps cadets. Gary Field had a total of three auxiliary airfields during World War II. The Primary Flying School at Gary used the Stearman PT-17. The contract flying schools were mostly staffed by civilian instructors. The Commanding Officer was an Army Air Forces officer, and usually there were Army Air Forces check pilots who made sure the students were qualified. The Commander at Gary was Major Frank Fuller of the Fuller Paint Company fame. The civilian head was Roger Pryor, who was a musical director for one of the Hollywood film studios



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