Category Archives: Air Corps Technical School Rantoul Illinois

8th Attack Squadron, Air Corps, GHQ, Barksdale Field, Shreveport, LA – Dec. 1936 to May 1937

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 … Continue reading

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Air Corps Technical School Graduation – 1936

After hours of study at the Air Corps Technical School at Chanute Field, the day for graduating came. On the 13th of November, 1936 Keith B. MacDonald received his certificate of graduation from Air Corps Technical School in Airplane Mechanics … Continue reading

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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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