RESUME OF NAVIGATION TRAINING IN THE ARMY AIR FORCES

Major Clay V. Ferguson

Abstract: In reviewing the splendid record made by navigators of this war, it is surprising to note the humble beginnings of the Air Forces in this field just a few years ago. It wasn’t until 1940 that the Air Forces recognized the need for rated flyers other than pilots. At that time there was a bare handful of men in the Air Forces capable of performing navigation on extended flights. These men were comparatively high-ranking pilots who, in the event of sudden expansion, would be needed in administrative positions. In order to take care of this deficiency, small classes of flying cadets were entered into navigation, bombardiering, and meteorology training.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 1, Number 4
Pages: 86 - 87
Cite this article: Ferguson, Major Clay V., "RESUME OF NAVIGATION TRAINING IN THE ARMY AIR FORCES", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1946-1947, pp. 86-87.
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