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Anyone know if either base has an on-site reference library and/or archive of yearbooks or annuals that feature graduating classes, and if so...how far back they go? Haven't contacted either base yet; thought I'd start here. Just curious...

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Go talk to the staff in Kelley Hall on Fifth Ave at Fort Rucker. Each flight training class, broken down by each phase and aircraft and such, has their own photos and class colors. Or you could just go grab a sandwich at the Deli in Daleville. It would be much easier:)

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Go talk to the staff in Kelley Hall on Fifth Ave at Fort Rucker. Each flight training class, broken down by each phase and aircraft and such, has their own photos and class colors. Or you could just go grab a sandwich at the Deli in Daleville. It would be much easier:)

 

 

ah yes the quaint little town of Daleville, how it must have grown since i was the over 20 years ago. :blink: B)

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Well, unless there's been a population explosion in six years, Gateway-to-Ft.Rucker Daleville logged in on 2000 Census at 4653 residents—down a few folks from ten years previous (1996: 5844). :) Li'l factoid for the "don't need to know that" file. ;) :P

 

'Nother Benning/Rucker question, with a new addition. I'm trying to get my dates/bases all straightened out for a rellie, now deceased, whose flight career I am researching/documenting.

 

For a new Army recruit hellbent on becoming a pilot in the late 1950s-early 1960s, would the logical training path have been:

 

Ft. Benning (infantry) first, then Ft. Rucker (primary flight training), then Ft. Wolters (Mineral Wells, TX; primary helicopter school)? Anybody know?

 

 

(Ha! You beat me to the "not really", Hawkdriver, by 8 minutes. B) Good on ya!)

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(Ha! You beat me to the "not really", Hawkdriver, by 8 minutes. B) Good on ya!)

 

tisk, tisk TQN you gotta be a quick draw 'round these parts, pardner. :P :lol: :D

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Ceeeeeripes, IS THAT FUNNY, Rook! :D :P Touché and two points! (sorry, inside joke)

 

 

 

Now tell me what you know about logical training paths (where bases are concerned) for U.S. Army heli pilots in the late 50s/early 60s, oh young smarty pants! :)

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Ceeeeeripes, IS THAT FUNNY, Rook! :D :P Touché and two points! (sorry, inside joke)

Now tell me what you know about logical training paths (where bases are concerned) for U.S. Army heli pilots in the late 50s/early 60s, oh young smarty pants! :)

 

:huh: ah, you got me ther TQN, I wasn't even born than! :) I am going to take a wild guess and say Ft. Rucker. I think Benning is the youngest of the two when it comes to helo training, but I am taking a wild shot in the dark here. :wacko:

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Hmmm. Well, I do believe Ft. Benning is older (since 1918) than Ft. Rucker, and I think Ft. Benning was/is used for basic training for infantry and basic combat training...both of which I'm pretty sure you have to go through before flight training. If someone could just answer me that...then I think I could put the logical order on things through the various old docs I now have. :) Nice shot in the dark though, Rook. A for effort!

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Hmmm. Well, I do believe Ft. Benning is older (since 1918) than Ft. Rucker, and I think Ft. Benning was/is used for basic training for infantry and basic combat training...both of which I'm pretty sure you have to go through before flight training. If someone could just answer me that...then I think I could put the logical order on things through the various old docs I now have. :) Nice shot in the dark though, Rook. A for effort!

 

Well, I've got way too much time on my hands (if you can't tell from how many post's i've had today :wacko:) and looked Ft. Rucker and Benning up on the wonderful website, Wikepedia. Here is what I found.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ft._Benning#History

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ft._Rucker#History

 

It looks as if TQN is correct (damn! why didn't I look that up before! <_< :rolleyes: )

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