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Commander William R. Barnett papers

Commander William R. Barnett papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Commander William R. Barnett papers
Creator: Barnett, William R.
Inclusive Dates: 2003
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: UA03-004
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Between 1942 and 1945, the federal government designated the University as one of five U.S. Navy Pre-Flight training school in the United States. The program trained cadets in the skills needed as combat pilots in the Pacific theater and brought 2,000 students and another 200 instructor-officers to the campus for three-month training sessions. In the spring of 1943, William Barnett was one of the men ordered to officer training at the Navy Pre-flight School located on the University of Georgia campus.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a section of Commander William R. Barnett's manuscript U.S. Naval Air Station, Melbourne, Floridia, WW II,. The selection covers his time at the WWII era Navy Pre-Flight School located on the University of Georgia campus. In addition, there are copies of Barnett's Pre-Flight training records.

Administrative Information

Preferred citation note

Commander William R. Barnett papers, UA03-004, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

RG 1

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School (WWII) manuscript segment and cadet training records, 2003