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Technical Division, Air Training Command
Part of Army Air Forces Training Command
Air Training Command
AAF Technical Training Command
Emblem of AAF Eastern Technical Training Command
Type Flight Training
Coordinates Latitude:
Longitude:
In use 1941-1949
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
United States Air Force
Garrison Army Air Force Training Command
Air Training Command

Technical Division, Air Training Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was assigned to the Air Training Command, stationed at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. It was inactivated on 14 November 1949.

LineageEdit

  • Established as First Technical Training District, 1 November 1941
Redesignated: Eastern Technical Training Command, 31 August 1943
Redesignated: Technical Training Command, 15 October 1945
Redesignated: Technical Division, Air Training Command, 1 July 1946
Inactivated on 14 November 1949

ComponentsEdit

  • RADAR Technical School, Boca Raton Field, Florida
  • Basic Training Center; HQ ETTC, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Aircraft Mechanics Technical School; Basic Training Center, Gulfport Field, Mississippi
  • Aircraft Mechanics/Weapons Technical School; Basic Training Center, Keesler Field, Mississippi
  • Basic Training Center; Officer Candidate School, Miami Beach, Florida
  • Weapons/Photography Technical School; Basic Training Center, Seymour Johnson Field, North Carolina
  • Intelligence Technical School; Aviation Cadet School; Radio Technical School, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

HistoryEdit

Established on 1 November when the United States Army Air Corps reorganized its technical training organization. Headquartered at Greensboro, North Carolina, it's mission was the orientation, classification, basic, and technical training of enlisted men and the training of nonrated officers at officer candidate and officer training schools and in technical subjects like armament, engineering, communications, and photography.

Redesignated as Eastern Technical Training Command on 31 August 1943 when Army Air Forces Training Command consolidated technical and flying training under one major command. Headquarters of ETTC was moved from Greensboro to Saint Louis, Missouri on 1 March 1944 when ETTC and Central TTC were consolidated.

After the end of World War II, was enlarged on 15 October 1945, absorbing the resources of the Western Technical Training Command and becoming the Army Air Forces Technical Training Command. Also relocated its headquarters to Scott Field, Illinois.

On 1 July 1946 the Technical Training Command was redesigned as the Technical Training Division of the new Air Training Command, established as part of the postwar reorganization of the Army Air Force. It's Basic Training mission was reassigned to the new Air Training Command Indoctrination Division on 1 November 1946.

Inactivated on 14 November 1949 when Air Training Command absorbed its subordinate Divisions into its command organization due to budget reductions.

ReferencesEdit

  • Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942–2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC
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