Another, unknown to me, unique chapter in WW2 history.

The Royal Air Force in Texas:
Training British Pilots in Terrell During World War II
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During World War II thousands of British pilots learned to fly at six civilian training schools in the United States. The first and largest of the schools was in Terrell, Texas. After the United States entered the war, American Aviation Cadets also trained at the school. More than 2,000 Royal Air Force and American Army Air Force pilots earned their wings over North Texas between 1941 and 1945. Terrellís citizens welcomed the student pilots to their community and many life-long bonds were forged.

Source: https://www.terrelltexas.com/british...chool-museum-0
Unfortunately I can't find the book at any local public libraries.


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