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we wanted to do. We didn't find fault, with each other. In fact, when somebody would washed out or had a bad flight with the check pilot, [[strikethrough]] everybody, you know [[/strikethrough]] the support was wonderful. We all supported each other and then if somebody did have to go home we all wept. We knew it might be us the next day. [[strikethrough]] I felt that [[/strikethrough]] I loved that association, to me was [[strikethrough]] just [[/strikethrough]] a wonderful feeling. I, of course, came from family of girls so I didn't have any trouble getting along with women but lot of those other women did.

D YOU NEED TO START FROM THE BEGINNING [[strikethrough]] I THINK [[/strikethrough]], TELL ME A LITTLE ABOUT WHERE YOU GREW UP AND YOUR PARENTS, [[strikethrough]] SISTERS [[/strikethrough]] AND YOUR SISTERS.

F Well my father was very interested in aviation because he changed a tire for Billy Mitchel once. [[strikethrough]] that [[/strikethrough]] That was during the time Billy Mitchel was getting into trouble [[strikethrough]] and he [[/strikethrough]] but Dad was all in favor of him. I grew up in Detroit, and there were many barnstorming Sunday afternoon shows [[strikethrough]] he [[/strikethrough] that Dad would take us out to see. So that's about all [[strikethrough]] the only thing, and [[/strikethrough]] when I was growing up. Then I was at Indiana University when I heard about the civilian pilot training program which I entered.

D [[strikethrough]] AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY,[[/strikethrough]] WHEN WAS THIS?

F This was in the spring of 41

D [[strikethrough]] SO [[/strikethrough]] AND YOU STARTED WITH THE CPT PROGRAM?

F yes

D [[strikethrough]] AND [[/strikethrough]] CAN YOU TELL ME SOMETHING ABOUT THAT PROGRAM, HOW MANY INSTRUCTORS YOU HAD, THE KINDS OF CLASSES?

This was a little grass field in Bloomington and the instructors came down from Indianapolis from the Roscoe Turner   Corporation, [[strikethrough]] I'm not sure[[/crossed-out]] I think but anyway Roscoe Turner had a big flying school at the
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