After graduating from the Air Corps School, Keith was assigned to the 8th Attack Squadron at Barksdale Field in Louisiana. Here he is getting ready to leave Chanute Field:
Keith was very sentimental and would name his toys. I think that the vehicle in the above photograph was named “Priscilla.” More on this vehicle in a future post.
He was in Shreveport about three months with a rating of Private. His duties were Assistant Crew Chief and utility mechanic. He worked on the Northrup A-17 and R-1535.
Work done: Preflight inspection, 20 & 40 hours, inspections, painting aircraft to compliance. Flight and Xc Mechanic.
Keith requested transfer to 91st Observation at Ft. Lewis. He was on his way back to Washington State.