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

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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.
ISBN: 9781596290426
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Georgia
Images: 139
Pages: 562
Dimensions: 6.875 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Gilbert Guinn served for seven years in the USAF. He is Emeritus Professor in history at Lander University. He began research in 1981 during his Fulbright year in Britain. He has contacted and corresponded with more than 650 former British cadets worldwide since 1983, and researched in Britain, Canada and the United States.
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