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Contains 4 Collections and/or Records:

John C. Franks papers on the Civilian Pilot Training Program

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSP 171
Scope and Contents The John C. Franks papers on the Civilian Pilot Training Program include twenty photographs of Franks and a number of unidentified flight students. The subjects of the photographs are the Purdue University Airport, flight students, and airplanes, including a Weaver Aircraft Company of Ohio (WACO) aircraft, and a Howard DGA-18, which was a training aircraft. There is also a photograph of a World War II military fleet. Identifying information is included with the photographs. Along with the...
Dates: 1942 - 1946

Photographs, 1942 - 1945

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSP 171, File 1
Scope and Contents There are twenty photographs of Franks, various Purdue students, military fleet, planes, and other photographs taken at the Purdue University Airport. It was noted that one photograph is of a Howard DGA-18, which was purpose-built as a training aircraft.
Dates: 1942 - 1945

Newspaper clippings, 1943

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSP 171, File 2
Scope and Contents The clippings announce Frank's appointment as chief pilot in charge of flight training at Purdue University. There are three clippings total, but one is a duplicate.
Dates: 1943

Magazine cover, 1945

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSP 171, File 3
Scope and Contents The cover is from Revista Aerea, Cubana, - Enero, 1945. The attached note states Cuban student unknown, and makes note of John C. Frank's Thunderbird Field patch on the flight suit.
Dates: 1945