Authentic WWII US Army Air Forces Technical Training Student Manuals Documents Notes from Lowry Field Colorado. Over 100 pages - Named see 3rd Photo - Documents from 1943 - Lowry Field Colorado. Please contact me for more information, it is difficult to capture the all pages/documents contained in this binder in a few photos.
Lowry Field was named on 11 March 1938 for 2d Lt Francis Lowry, the only Colorado pilot killed in World War I combat; and the paved runway opened on 4 April (first used by a B-18 Bolo). The sanatorium's main building became the Army post's headquarters, and the largest single barracks (3,200 men) was completed in mid-1940. The "Northeast-Southwest runway was completed in 1941" and on 1 March 1941, the Air Corps Technical School moved an A. Clerical School for Air Corps Clerks (384 hours) to Fort Logan from Lowry.Beginning 16 July 1940, the 1st class of the AAF bombardier schools was at Lowry and used the nearby bombing and gunnery range through 14 March 1941, graduating three classes of instructors who opened the Barksdale Field bombardier school. Army Air Forces Training Command (AAFTC) Is the lineal predecessor to today's Air Education and Training Command (AETC), which celebrated its 75th anniversary 23 January 2017. It began as Air Corps Flying Training Command on 23 January 1942, was redesignated Army Air Forces Flying Training Command 15 March 1942, and merged with Army Air Forces Technical Training Command to become Army Air Forces Training Command on 31 July 1943. Continuing service after the war, it was redesignated Air Training Command on 1 July 1946. Army Air Forces Training Command's mission was the training of new personnel and the preparation of them for assignment to one of the numbered air forces for military service.
It focused on pilot and aircrew training until July 1943, then added technical training, basic training of enlisted personnel and Officer Candidate School. Army Air Forces Training Command, today's AETC, is one of the oldest continuously serving Major Commands in the Air Force through the present day. THE PHOTOS IN THIS LISTING ARE OF THE ACTUAL ITEM AND ARE NOT STOCK PHOTOS. The first item is 4.00 (unless otherwise stated) and every additional item is 50 cents. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Books".The seller is "fosnifrd_6myv2p39" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Australia.