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[British Refresher School Yearbook, Class 32, 1942]

Description: Yearbook for class 32 of the British Refresher School at the Aero Center in Imperial, California. The book is dedicated to William (Bill) J. Hewitt, Jr. who passed away "in performance of his chosen profession," and includes pictures of the graduates and staff.
Date: 1942
Creator: British Refresher School
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Certificate of Elimination, April 1943]

Description: Text certifying that five women have been eliminated from the training program at Avenger Field (the 318th Army Air Forces Flying Training Detachment) in March and April 1943. It includes name, date eliminated, and reason for each person; one name has been stricken from the list with a handwritten note.
Date: April 6, 1943
Creator: McConnell, Landon E.
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

[Statement of G. S. Cook]

Description: Legal statement from G. S. Cook, in charge of the Ground School at Avenger Field, stating that he knows the roof of the ground school building has leaked every time it has rained and assisted Charles A. Prince in photographs during the fall of 1942 and spring of 1943 with dripping on classroom tables.
Date: June 23, 1943
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Statement of Protest from Fred Hight]

Description: Statement of Flight Commander Fred Hight's concerns about flight training procedures at Avenger Field. His concerns were that trainees were flying at night without maps, a low wave radio ban removed precluding tuning in to radio range station, trainees who refused to solo at night were advanced to work on advanced trainers without the proper foundation, that instructors who had "washed out" from Kelly Field School for Instructors were allowed to instruct basic and advance type aircraft without having army check rides or army proficiency ratings in such aircraft, and the use of "buddy rides" where one trainee with 3-4 hours of instrument work were checking out other trainees having no time under the hood, relieving instructors from doing instrument checks.
Date: June 1943
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Income Tax Return Form]

Description: Blank individual income tax return form sent to Betty Jo Prince to forward to Plosser & Prince Air Academy for the 1942-1943 year.
Date: 1942
Creator: Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Invoice for Court Case Transcript]

Description: Invoice for services billed to Dan Moody, an attorney from Austin, Texas by Irby & Dineen, shorthand reporters for the Northern District of Texas Federal Courts, including a transcript and a few extra copies.
Date: May 15, 1943
Creator: Irby & Dineen Shorthand Reporters
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum