This Ryan School of Aeronautics PT-20A, with the original style smaller cockpit, single-piece windshield and wheel and tail fairing, shows off for the camera over San Diego, 1941. Most Army primary schools were civilian operated, a stroke of genius. The underfunded Air Corps could never have hoped to build enough training fields and schools to cope with the all-out military build-up of 1940-41. Excerpted by permission from WWII War Eagles, p. 41.
(S.I./Arnold Collection via Stan Piet)

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