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Mr. L. G. Fritz
Page Three
March 6, 1942

IV.  [[underlined]] Number of students to be trained [[/underlined]]

The number of students or the number of units trained per unit time will depend on the facilities such as buildings, instructors, and equipment available.  Using the minimum facilities, we can train one squadron every two months.  However, we could expedite this training to some extent by staggering the classes. That is, have the personnel for one squadron report once each month.  As soon as the individual training of the first squadron was completed, they could move on into quarters designed for an operating squadron, thus leaving room for a second squadron to use the facilities for individual training.  This method would result in the most efficient use of the facilities required for this project, and would train one squadron, approximately 460 officers and men, per month.

V. [[underlined]] Facilities required [[/underlined]

A. [[underlined]] Buildings [[/underlined]]

I have studied the plans of the Southwest Airways School at Phoenix.  With some modifications, this arrangement would be excellent for the first phase of squadron training.  For the second phase, I suggest a standard Army set of buildings designed for one squadron.  Specifically, the following needs are apparent but the particular arrangement is not important.

1. Class rooms

a. Size, approximately 24 x 32 feet   15
b. Size, approximately 10 x 18 feet   15

2.  Hangars (large enough to accommodate the largest airplane in use)   3

Note:  These hangars should include lean-tos or associated buildings sufficient for the maintenance shops

3.  Operations building   1

Note:  Including two operations offices not less than 20 x 40 feet each.

4. Control tower     1

(If we are the sole operators on the field.)

5.  Link Trainer building     1

(Approximately 20 x 100 feet.)
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