Authors

Willard Largent

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Page Count

272

Language

English

Description

In the early 1940s, prior to the United States' entry into World War II, through the joint efforts of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill, British soldiers were sent to the United States for flight training. This collection gives first-person accounts of the men who learned the art of flying in a place far from their homeland, Florida. The stories provide a wonderful contrast between the two cultures and are told in the voices of British cadets, American cadets who trained with them, instructors, and other individuals who welcomed the British cadets into their homes and lives.

ISBN

9781612491387

Publication Date

Fall 9-15-2000

Publisher

Purdue University Press

City

West Lafayette, IN

Keywords

Largent, Willard, Great Britain, Royal Air Force, World War II

Disciplines

European History | History | Military History

RAF Wings Over Florida: Memories of World War II British Air Cadets

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