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Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

British and Commonwealth Pilots Trained in the U.S.A.

 
 
British and Commonwealth Pilots Trained in the U.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2012
1. British and Commonwealth Pilots Trained in the U.S.A. Marker
Inscription.

In 1941, before Pearl Harbour, President Franklin D. Roosevelt agreed with Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, to provide flight training for British and Commonwealth pilots in the U.S.A. by the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Over 4,000 pilots were trained, some of them at this airfield, and many of them lost their lives in air operations against our common enemies.

This plaque is placed in remembrance by those who by the grace of God survived.

September 1996
 
Erected 1996 by The RAF Arnoldians.
 
Location. 32° 22.922′ N, 86° 20.72′ W. Marker is in Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Twining Street north of Ash Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in the Maxwell Air Park, along the path between the B-25 and Wright Brothers Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North American B-25 Mitchell (within shouting distance of this marker); Former POWs And Those MIA (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery Chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War (within shouting distance
British and Commonwealth Pilots Trained in the U.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 6, 2012
2. British and Commonwealth Pilots Trained in the U.S.A. Marker
Looking north toward the Wright Brothers Memorial
of this marker); William R. Lawley, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Air University / Maxwell Air Force Base (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General James Harrison Wilson, USV (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to Powered Flight (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); North American F-86A "Sabre" (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Maxwell Air Force Base.
 
Also see . . .
1. The British Flying Training Schools in the U.S.A. 1941-1944. (Submitted on April 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. USAAF Training Aircraft Fuselage Codes of WWII. (Submitted on April 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Son visits site of British World War II pilot training. (Submitted on April 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Arnold (Flying Training) Scheme. (Submitted on April 16, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceEducationPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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