The Arnold Scheme:: British Pilots American South and the Allies' Daring Plan

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$16.73
UPC:
9781596290426
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
binding:
Paperback
pubdate:
2007-10-30
release_date:
2007-10-30
author:
Gilbert S. Guinn
language:
english
edition:
1st

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In 1941, the United States was neutral ground, but Germany's killer forces were devouring Europe. The British Royal Air Force needed pilots fast, to fight the highly trained German combat forces. President Roosevelt and General Hap Arnold knew the United States had to help turn the tide of war, and the Arnold Scheme was born. Lakeland and Arcadia, Florida. Camden, South Carolina. Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Americus and Albany, Georgia. These were the Sunbelt towns that became the heart and soul of SEACTC (Southeast Air Corps Training Center) and welcomed thousands of British pilot trainees as they embarked on their dangerous missions. In excerpts from letters, diaries and journals, learn the inside story of the Arnold Scheme and the strategic offensive that would help prepare the nation for war.