March 1940

Marine Corps Advance Flight School

Volume 24, Issue 1

Edward Ellsberg

Brockholst Livingston

PRIOR to the spring of 1925, very few Marine Corps pilots had received advance flight training in Service Schools. Major Brainard, then OIC Marine Corps Aviation, inaugurated the policy of giving advance flight training to all pilots in the aeronautical organization of the Marine Corps and sent six pilots to Kelly Field, Texas to attend the Advance Flying School of the Army Air Corps. Three pilots were assigned to take the observation course, two the course in pursuit and one in the newly organized course in attack aviation.

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