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    • General "Hap" Arnold, who authorized civilian training bases for World War II.

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    • Arnold, General "Hap"; Generals American 1930-1950; military; World War II; Thunderbird Field I
    • General "Hap" Arnold, who authorized civilian training bases for World War II, knew the U.S. would need more air training bases if this country were to enter the war. Congress, however, disagreed and would only authorize the expansion of one...
    • Aerial View of Thunderbird Field I

    • Swope, John
    • Thunderbird Field I; Air Forces; Air bases; World War II; Arizona--Glendale; Sheets, Millard;
    • Thunderbird Field I was a World War II air training base initially built with private funds by Southwest Airways. Planning began in November 1940, construction started Jan. 2, 1941, and operations began on March 22. Well-known artist Millard...
    • Lt. General Barton Kyle Yount

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    • Yount, Barton Kyle
    • Under the direction of the School's first president, retired Lt. General Barton Kyle Yount, the School opened its doors on Oct. 6, 1946 as American Institute for Foreign Trade. Yount, former head of the Army Air Training Command, had been...
    • Founders of Thunderbird Field

    • Markow, Robert
    • Connelly, John; Hayward, Leland; Southwest Airways; Thunderbird Field I;
    • The two men most responsible for developing Thunderbird Field were John Connelly, left, and Leland Hayward. John Connelly had been a test pilot; Hayward was a Hollywood producer as well as a pilot. Together they formed Southwest Airways and built...
    • John Swope

    • Markow, Robert
    • Swope, John
    • Portrait of John Swope, a partner in Southwest Airways, the company that developed Thunderbird Field for training pilots during World War II. Swope was an accomplished pilot and photographer for Life Magazine and was married to the well-known...
    • John Swope

    • Swope, John
    • Swope, John; aircraft; photography; World War II;
    • A rare photograph of John Swope practicing his art from the hood of a car. Swope was a widely published photographer for Life Magazine who photographed many of the images of Thunderbird Field I. He was also an aviator and, along with Leland...
    • Thunderbird Field Aircraft and Air Control Tower

    • Swope, John
    • Thunderibird Field I; Stearman airplanes; air control tower;
    • John Swope, one of the founders of Southwest Airways, was a well-known Life Magazine photographer and also a pilot. His photographer's eye is responsible for many of the dramatic images of Thunderbird Field and its pilots, such as this view of a...
    • Stearman Trainer Aircraft

    • Swope, John
    • Stearman aircraft; World War II; Thunderbird Field I; Boeing;
    • The Boeing Model 75 military trainer, which was designed for the U.S. Army and Navy, was the aircraft of choice at Thunderbird Field. The plane became known as the "Stearman" trainer, after aircraft engineer and designer Lloyd Carlton Stearman, a...
    • Thunderbird Field Hangar with planes

    • Swope, John
    • Thunderbird Field I; World War II; Hangars 1930-1950; Aircraft 1940-1950; Stearman aircraft; Arizona--Glendale; American Institute for Foreign Trade; Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management
    • This photo shows one of the four World War II hangars at Thunderbird Field I. The airbase was developed by Leland Hayward and John Connolly under their private company, Southwest Airways. The arrangement was promulgated by General "Hap" Arnold,...
    • The Thunderbird Air Forces Logo

    • Swope, John
    • Hangars 1930-1950; World War II; Thunderbirds--U.S. Air Force;
    • In 1953, the former hangars still had the old Air Force Thunderbird logo on the rooftop. At that time, the Air Force was looking for a name for its new air demonstration flight team. As the team flew over those hangars toward their home at Luke...
    • Thunderbird Field Aircraft Hangar

    • Swope, John
    • Hangars 1930-1950; Thunderbird Field I; American Institute for Foreign Trade; American Graduate School of International Management; Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management; U. S. Army Air Forces
    • One of the aircraft hangars at Thunderbird Field is shown here reflected in a pool of water, another stellar John Swope photo. The biwing aircraft are Stearman trainers. At the top center of the hangar is the logo of the four airbases of the Army...
    • Tower Silhouette

    • Markow, Robert
    • World War II; Thunderbird Field I; Markow, Robert
    • In an outstanding example of Markow photography, the aircraft control tower at Thunderbird Field I stands silent under ominous gathering storm clouds.
    • Cadet George Byrne

    • Unknown
    • Pilots and pilotage; World War II; Thunderbird Field I; Luke Field; airbases; Byrne, George;
    • George Byrne,a cadet from Iowa, trained first at Thunderbird Field and then received his wings at Luke Field in May 1942. Byrne married a local girl, Ruth Sparks, and after a career in the air force, retired in Glendale.
    • Chinese pilot in aircraft

    • Markow, Robert
    • Pilots and pilotage--Chinese;Thunderbird Field I;World War II;
    • A pilot is shown in one of the training planes at Thunderbird Field I. Hundreds of Chinese pilots who served under Chang Kai-shek's army, were trained at Thunderbird Field.
    • Chinese pilots at Thunderbird Field

    • Markow, Robert
    • Thunderbird Field I;Pilots and pilotage--Chinese;World War II;
    • Shown here with an American officer are three Chinese officers who were among the many Chinese, known as "free Chinese," who were trained at Thunderbird Field.
    • Dinah Shore visits Thunderbird Field

    • Markow, Robert
    • Shore, Dinah; World War II; Thunderbird Field I;
    • American and Free Chinese cadets at Thunderbird Field I show the queen songstress, Dinah Shore, their custom tailoring arrangements possible in the modern parachute. The photo and caption are taken from photographer Robert Markow's book on...
    • Flag Parade

    • Robert Markow
    • World War II; Thunderbird Field I; Flags--1940-1950
    • Flags line the road to the administration building of Thunderbird Field I while cadets stand at attention. The flags symbolize the 26 countries from which cadets came to Thunderbird Field I to train.
    • Aircraft Maintenance Workers

    • Markow, Robert
    • Thunderbird Field I; Aircraft; World War II;
    • In the tradition of Tillie the Toiler, a female figure representing the women who worked in American industry while the men served in World War II, a number of women worked alongside the men in maintaining the aircraft at Thunderbird Field.

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