The U.S. government is in deep trouble for allowing RAF recruits to train on U.S. soil before it entered the war on December 7th, 1941.
Here is the proof.
Theodore Griffiths is now on American soil in September 1941. He will be going to Americus, Georgia to train as a pilot.
Theo set foot first in Toronto as part of No. 5 I.T.W. (Initial Training Wing).
He was not alone.
And he made some friends.
Dan, Theo, and Hoppy
After Americus, Theo went to Macon then to Selma, Alabama, and finally to Eglin Field, Florida. Theo would be back in England in June 1942.
In Selma, Alabama, Theo trained on an AT-6A
Theo got his wings at Craig Field, Selma, Alabama.
In total Craig Field graduated more than 9,000 pilots before the end of the war. Craig Field also saw a number of British Royal Air Force cadets through their training. By 1943, 1,392 RAF cadets had earned their wings at Craig Field. In addition, French and Dutch pilots were trained at Craig Field. (Wikipedia)