THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN TEXAS : TRAINING BRITISH PILOTS IN TERRALL DURING WORLD WAR II.

Killebrew, Tom.


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University of North Texas Press, Denton, 1st ed., 2003. Xii + 182 pp., 25 photo-ills. P.c., 23 x 15cm. Creasing to lower, front corner o/w V.G.+. With the outbreak of World War II, British RAF officials sought to train aircrews outside of England, safe from enemy attack and poor weather. In the U.S. the first of six schools, No. 1 British Flying Training School was located in Terrell, Texas. Cadets trained in the air on aerobatics, instrument flight and night flying, while on the ground they studied navigation, meteorology, engines and armaments. Not all survived their training. In total over 2,000 RAF cadets trained at Terrell, cementing relations between Britain and the U.S.


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