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    Default RAF trainees at Gunter Field, Alabama

    I am hoping to make contact with anyone who carried out basic flying training at Gunter Field in Alabama in WW2 with the 84th, 85th and 86th Schools Squadrons. The school operated Vultee Valiants and North American Texans (Harvards) from here and Lakeland Army Air Field (AAF). Particularly interested in RAF pilots trained here and US military and civilian instructors at the base.
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    Default RAF trainees at Gunter Field, Alabama

    Tom,
    Have you tried this site...http://www.arnold-scheme.org/The%20Arnold%20Register.htm

    Apparently it is run by the daughter of the late Norman Bates, who established the Arnold Register. It is possible she has contact with some of who flew at Gunter.
    Tony Broadhurst

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    Also have you read

    The Arnold Scheme: British Pilots, the American South and the Allies Daring Plan
    by Gilbert Guinn ?

    Some pages can be read on google books

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    Default RAF trainees at Gunter Field, Alabama

    Thanks Tony and Paul,

    I will follow up both suggestions.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    Also have you read

    The Arnold Scheme: British Pilots, the American South and the Allies Daring Plan
    by Gilbert Guinn ?

    Some pages can be read on google books
    Hi Paul, ordered it and it arrived today. Looks like a comprehensive history. Thanks

    Tom

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