This is a link to a webpage dedicated to Souther Field.
A few months ago I did not know anything about Souther Field.
Souther Field is where Theodore Griffiths got his primary training.
A few months ago I did not know anything about Theodore Griffiths let alone he won a DFC and flew Mosquitos.
But you already know that don’t you.
Last week I did not know anything about this man who was a Primary Flight Instructor in Americus, Georgia.
Robert F. Shay Jr is also seen here with a cadet in 1941 flying over Americus, Georgia. His son sent me this picture.
This is a section of the Website dedicated to Souther Field. This is one image from the Website.
There are more.
What is most interesting is that Theo left Americus on December 9th, 1941.
Captain Pardue checked him out on December 6th. Theo did not fly on December 7th, 1941. On December 9th he flew in the review flight.
He rode in front…
There is the story about cadets who came to Americus in January 1942.
The Souther Cadet publication was produced by and for British Cadets receiving pilot training at Souther Field. The images below are of pages from one of the editions.
T.R. and Charlotte Wellons’ Album
During WWII Souther Field in addition to being used as a training facility for U.S. pilots was also utilized as a training facility for British pilots of the RAF (Royal Air Force). During this time many local Americus families acted as hosts to these cadets. One such local couple was T.R. and Charlotte Wellons. The information and photos on this page are shared by their son Neal Wellons to whom we express our sincere thanks.
The following photos various British Cadets along with their hosts are from an album that belonged to T.R. and Charlotte Wellons.