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Crew Chief, Chanute Field Air Corps: 1935 to 1936

It was always a puzzle why Keith never learned to fly an airplane. However, he could taxi an aircraft which was part of his job as a Crew Chief as long as he was rated for it.  As Crew Chief, … Continue reading

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Air Corps Technical School – out on the field

The Air Corps Technical School was a hands on school.  They did their course work in the different shops but also spent time out on the field as these photos indicate: I believe the following photos were taken at Chanute … Continue reading

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Air Corps Technical School Course 1935 to 1936

From August 1935 to November 1936, Keith attended Air Corps Technical School at Chanute Field.  He enrolled in the Airplane and Engine Mechanics Course. He was at school sixteen months. His subjects are listed below and each course had hours involved … Continue reading

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Army Air Corps Technical School, Chanute Field, Rantoul, Illinois Aug 1935…

On July 26, 1935, Keith received his orders to report to the Air Corps Technical School by August 15, 1935. Air Corps Technical School, Office of the Trade Test Division, Chanute Field, Rantoul, Ills. July 26, 1935 Dear MacDonald: Replying … Continue reading

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