Historic Photos of the 63rd AAF FTD – Part I

Charles Wallace, Robert Schwanbeck, E.J. Seterich, E.J. Siminski, Edward or Jon Rex, Capt Brett
Keep ‘Em Flying photo of some of the class of 1942-D on Oct. 24, 1941, soon after their arrival as the first cadet class at Douglas. Note that the school was operated by the Raymond-Brinckerhoff Aviation Company at that time.


Entrance to Raymond-Richardson Aviation Company School
Entrance to the 63rd Army Air Forces Flying Training Detachment and the Raymond-Richardson Aviation Company. A guard post stands before the Administration Building and barracks. Photo taken in about 1942.


Cadets class of 1943C at Downtown Douglas
A “V” for Victory formed by the Cadet class of 1943C.


Cadets
Cadets pose before their PT-17 trainer.


Mess Hall
Mess Hall from the 1943 63rd AAFFTD Yearbook.


Canteen
Canteen from the 1943 63rd AAFFTD Yearbook.


A view from the airfield toward the base
A view from the airfield back toward the barracks area


Viewing the hangars
Viewing the hangars and flight tower


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Cadets in formation behind the headquarters (administration) building


Ping Pong at Barracks
Cadets play table tennis inside one of the porches of the barracks

Go on to Historic Photos – Part II.