Forgotten Legacies: The U.S. Glider Pilot Training Program and Lamesa Field, Texas, During World War II
Description: Rapidly initiated at the national, regional, and local levels, the American glider pilot training program came about due to a perceived need after successful German operations at the outset of World War II. Although the national program successfully produced the required number of pilots to facilitate combat operations, numerous changes and improvisation came to characterize the program. Like other American military initiatives in the twentieth century, the War Department applied massive amou… more
Date: May 2016
Creator: Garner, Christian A.
Partner: UNT Libraries