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Yet mechanics at training installations had to be retrained to repair them, and once they got this training, it was hard to keep them at the schools when combat theaters needed their skills. Even so, it was regrettable that at the end of 1944 more than two-thirds of flying training still took place in advanced trainers because actual combat aircraft, which were not available, clearly provided superior training. TRAINING FLYING TRAINING Consolidation of Preflight Training With the decline in the numbers of required pilot trainees as the war progressed, the Army Air Forces decided in October 1944 not to send more aircrew trainees to Santa Ana Army Air Base or Maxwell Field but to send them all to the AAF Preflight School at the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center.
The revised single technical training command retained seven stations: Scott and Chanute Fields in Illinois; Keesler Field, Mississippi; Boca Raton Field, Florida; Lowry and Buckley Fields in Colorado; and Amarillo Field, Texas. Lubbock Field, Texas Pilot training was the primary mission at Lubbock, from its establishment on 26 June 1941 to its inactivation on 31 December 1945. Transfer of Aviation Cadet Center In June 1945 the San Antonio Aviation Cadet Center transferred to the Personnel Distribution Command.
Basic Flying Training In September the primary and basic flying training courses were combined into a single eight-month basic course, with two phases. All flying was done in the T-6. ) In addition, the new course had added a two-week preflight segment. Fighter Gunnery Training Partially discontinued at Williams Field in September 1946, fighter gunnery training was reestablished there in early 1947. The new program studied the use of fighter gunnery, bombing, and rocketry equipment. Students flew P-51s, P-47s, and beginning at midyear, P-80s.