Author: Tom Killebrew
Works Published by UNT Press
The Royal Air Force in American Skies: The Seven British Flight Schools in the United States during World War II
Published: October, 2015 Pages: 464 Features: 20 b&w photos. Map. Notes. Bib. Index.
By early 1941, Great Britain stood alone against the aerial might of Nazi Germany and was in need of pilots. The Lend-Lease Act allowed for the training of British pilots in the United States and the formation of British Flying Training Schools. These unique schools were owned by American operators, staffed with American civilian instructors, supervised by British Royal Air Force officers, utilized aircraft supplied by the U.S. Army Air Corps, and used the RAF training syllabus. more... about The Royal Air Force in American Skies: The Seven British Flight Schools in the United States during World War II
The Royal Air Force in Texas: Training British Pilots in Terrell during World War II
— Vol. 8: of War and the Southwest Series
Published: October, 2009 Pages: 208 Features: 25 illus. Notes. App. Bib. Index.
With the outbreak of World War II, British Royal Air Force (RAF) officials sought to train aircrews outside of England, safe from enemy attack and poor weather. In the United States six civilian flight schools dedicated themselves to instructing RAF pilots; the first, No. 1 British Flying Training School (BFTS), was located in Terrell, Texas, east of Dallas. more... about The Royal Air Force in Texas: Training British Pilots in Terrell during World War II