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Plosser-Prince Air Academy Financial Statement: July 31, 1943 #3

Description: Report compiled regarding financial statements for flight activities at the Plosser-Prince Air Academy in Sweetwater, Texas. It includes explanations from the auditors and two exhibits showing the financial condition of the organization (as of July 31) and a statement of profit and loss (for October 1, 1942-July 31, 1943). The opening letter notes that flight operations at the Academy have ended as of April 3, 1943 and that the organization closing down.
Date: September 7, 1943
Creator: Hutchinson and Bloodgood
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Plosser-Prince Air Academy Financial Statement: July 31, 1943 #2

Description: Report compiled regarding financial statements for flight activities at the Plosser-Prince Air Academy in Sweetwater, Texas. It includes explanations from the auditors and two exhibits showing the financial condition of the organization (as of July 31) and a statement of profit and loss (for October 1, 1942-July 31, 1943). The opening letter notes that flight operations at the Academy have ended as of April 3, 1943 and that the organization closing down.
Date: September 7, 1943
Creator: Hutchinson and Bloodgood
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Invoices from Plosser-Prince Air Academy]

Description: Invoice from Plosser-Prince Air Academy listing student name, flying time to date, and flying time covered by invoice, and including a legend to indicate those having flying deficiency, physical deficiency, or resignation. The gross of the invoice is $56,184.51.
Date: 1943
Creator: Plosser-Prince Air Academy
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Mudd Twins]

Description: Photograph of twin women with the last name Mudd, sitting at a booth with another woman. The booth advertises donating blood to the American Red Cross and buying war bonds.
Date: 1943
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Ray Leonard]

Description: Photograph of Ray Leonard standing in front of a blackboard. She holds a book in her hands, and appears to be addressing a class. In 1943, she was voted Who's Who of foreign languages.
Date: 1943
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Fundamentals of Elementary Flight Maneuvers

Description: Textbook titled "Fundamentals of Elementary Flight Maneuvers" describing introductory material related to flying aircraft, such as starting and taxiing the plane, executing turns, and various considerations for take-offs and landings.
Date: February 1943
Creator: United States. Civil Aeronautics Administration.
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

Local Radio Procedure for Avenger Field

Description: Procedural text for operating the local radio for Avenger Field. It gives instructions on how "to leave line," what to do during take off, what to do on a forty-five degree entry, and important tips.
Date: May 24, 1943
Creator: Army Airforces
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Legal Statement of George Hight #1]

Description: Legal statement of George Hight regarding the circumstances of a plane crash and his assessment of Henry S. Awbrey. Flight Instructor Hight gave a check ride to Awbrey and recommended that Awbrey be placed in the primary instructor's refresher course for additional time in primary aircraft before being allowed to conduct a class of instruction; however, his recommendation was not followed. Awbrey was instead placed in a basic trainer and ordered to start instruction. On June 7, 1943, Awbrey and trainee Jane Champlin crashed and were killed approximately 30 miles northwest of Sweetwater, Texas. Hight's understanding was that Awbrey had a rating of zero to eighty horse power aircraft and had not been given a check ride by an Army instructor nor did he have an Army proficiency rating. Additionally, trainees were being sent on night cross country flights without maps and the required transition work for night flying.
Date: June 1943
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Legal Statement of George Hight #2]

Description: Legal statement of George Hight regarding the circumstances of a plane crash and his assessment of Henry S. Awbrey. Flight Instructor Hight gave a check ride to Awbrey and recommended that Awbrey be placed in the primary instructor's refresher course for additional time in primary aircraft before being allowed to conduct a class of instruction; however, his recommendation was not followed. Awbrey was instead placed in a basic trainer and ordered to start instruction. On June 7, 1943, Awbrey and trainee Jane Champlin crashed and were killed approximately 30 miles northwest of Sweetwater, Texas. Hight's understanding was that Awbrey had a rating of zero to eighty horse power aircraft and had not been given a check ride by an Army instructor nor did he have an Army proficiency rating. Additionally, trainees were being sent on night cross country flights without maps and the required transition work for night flying.
Date: June 1943
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum