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Central Technical Training Command

Central Technical Training Command
The Airfield Control Tower course at Chanute Field used a model airfield to teach students.
Active 1941-1944
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Type Command and Control
Role Training
Part of Army Air Forces Training Command
Engagements

World War II


  • World War II American Theater

Central Technical Training Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was assigned to the Army Air Forces Training Command, stationed at Saint Louis, Missouri. It was inactivated on 1 March 1944

History

see also: Technical Division, Air Training Command for additional history

The command was established initially on 1 November 1941 as a result of the expansion of the Air Corps after May 1940. By early November 1941, students were entering technical training at the rate of 110,000 per year, and Air Corps Technical Command set up five geographically separated districts to manage the expansion. The Second Technical Training District controlled technical training schools in the Great Lakes area.[1]

On 31 July 1943, the Army Air Forces continued with organizational actions related to the activation of Training Command. The five districts that had belonged to Technical Training Command were transferred to the new AAF Training Command. However, on 31 August 1943, Training Command disbanded two of the districts and merged them into three, being Eastern, Central and Western Training Commands.[1]

Requirements in the combat theaters for graduates of technical training schools and even pilots proved to be smaller than initially expected, so the Army Air Forces reduced the size of these training programs in January 1944. the Central Technical Training Command in St. Louis was discontinued 1 March 1944. All schools previously in the central command, became part of the eastern command.[1]

Lineage

  • Established as Second Technical Training District, on 1 November 1941
Re-designated: Central Technical Training Command, on 31 August 1943
Inactivated on 1 March 1944.[1]

Assignments

  • Air Corps Technical Training Command, 1 November 1941
  • Army Air Forces Technical Training Command, 1 March 1942
  • Army Air Forces Training Command, 31 July 1943-1 March 1944[1]

Schools

Stations

  • St. Louis, Missouri, 1 November 1941-1 March 1944 [1]

References

Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942–2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC

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