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William Hanchett Army Air Force Training Detachment papers

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Identifier: 2022-0002

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This accession contains materials related to cadet William Hanchett's experience at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute during the Air Force College Training Detachment in 1943. The papers contain a newspaper clipping about a runaway wagon halted by cadets in training, two photographs on TPI's campus of the cadets, and transcribed copies of letters from a cadet to his parents during the Army Air Force College Training. The letters discuss life on campus, his work on campus, classes, and becoming a pilot. Hanchett was from Evanston Illinois and passed away in Coo, Illinois. He lived in Colorado and California. He was married twice. He served as a Private in the Air Corps and attended his training at TPI in the 46th College Training Detachment.

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Thomas F. Hanchett donated these transcriptions.

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  • Creation: 1943


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