MILITARY TRAINING

NAVY



Historical Note

The Civil Aeronautics Administration Civilian Pilot Training program began at Marquette University in 1940.  Renamed the War Training Service Program in December 1942, the program trained civilian and navy pilots from July 1940 until the national program’s end in August 1944.  The program was a cooperative effort between Marquette University and Milwaukee Airways, Inc., owners of the Curtiss-Wright airfield.

Throughout its operation at Marquette, the program taught students at various levels and in various designations.  From July 1940, Marquette oversaw an elementary program for civilian pilots.  A secondary program was added in September 1940.  Following the United States’ entrance into World War II, Civilian Pilot Training programs were aligned with either the Army of the Navy.  Marquette chose a naval program, and from July 1942 the program taught primarily full-time Navy V-5 cadets at the elementary, secondary, and intermediate levels.  A few classes for “extra-curricular” naval reservists were also conducted.  Sessions beginning after July 1942 were assigned a number-letter designation.  These range from 43A to 44N. The numbers refer to second calendar year of the academic year (July-June) in which the session took place (e.g. the students entering the program in July 1942 are session 43A, while those entering in July 1943 are session 44A).  A total of roughly 971 students were enrolled in the Marquette training program.

Scope and Content

This series contains primarily information from Marquette’s World War II-era Civilian Pilot Training Program. The series also includes a smaller segment of materials related to Marquette’s Naval ROTC program. 

For ease of access, this series is described in four portions: Student Records, Administrative Records, Publications, and Post-WWII Naval ROTC. These subseries were established during a 2016 reprocessing of the materials.  Some material was discarded in the 2016 reprocessing; most original box numbers were retained. As a result, there are no longer boxes 6 or 7.

Administrative Records: Correspondence, memoranda, and administrative records related to the organization and maintenance of the program. This subseries includes material related to both the establishment and operations of Marquette’s Civilian Pilot Training Program, and includes some of the earliest records in the series.

Publications and Curricula: Published materials related to the Civilian Pilot Training curriculum, including workbooks, textbooks, and training materials. Most of these materials were used, not published, by the Marquette Civilian Pilot Training Program.

Student Records: Information related to the academic performance of individual students.  These records include application, enrollment, grade, and disciplinary information. After July 1942, many of these records are arranged by session designation, 43A-44N, and level of instruction. 

Folders labeled “Student Files” are arranged by date of entrance and session designation.  From 1940 to 1942, the files contain individual student applications and roster information, as indicated.  After 1942, the contents vary, but may include Individual Student Applications; Declarations by Trainee; Reports of Written Examination Results; Receipts for Lodging, Board, and Transportation; Certificates of Ground School Completion; Mid-Course Reports; Orders for Active Duty; Student Pilot Certificates; Application for Airman (Pilot) Certificates; Certificates of Physical Fitness; Weekly Reports on Trainees; Statements of Transfer; and Muster Rolls. Also included in this section are weekly grade reports, ground school student records, and advisory board actions organized by section.

The Card Index, Ranking Cards, Transcript Cards, Information Cards, Demerit Cards, and Flight Cards are organized alphabetically across sections and may provide a good access point for locating individual student records. It is not clear whether these indices are complete.

Naval ROTC: Publications and records documenting the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corp at Marquette beginning in the 1940s. Some materials in this subseries overlap in time period with the Civilian Pilot Training and War Training Service program, but the bulk of materials date from after World War II.

 

Record
Group
Series Box Folder Title
B-3 2 - Administrative Records
B-3 2 15
Barracks Floor Plans, Miller House, [undated]
B-3 2 15
Barracks Housekeeper, Mrs. Margaret Dahl, 1943-1944
B-3 2 15
Barracks Maintenance and Repairs, 1943-1944
B-3 2 8
Budgets, 1940-1942
B-3 2 17
Building Construction and Alteration, Applications and Correspondence, 1943
B-3 2 15
C.A.A. Accident Reports, 1942-1944 (3 folders)
B-3 2 8
C.A.A. Curricula and Syllabi, 1940-1942
B-3 2 8
C.A.A. Directives, Memoranda, and Bulletins, 1940-1942
B-3 2 15
C.A.A. Directives, Memoranda, and Bulletins, 1942-1944
B-3 2 16
C.A.A. Directives, Memoranda, and Bulletins, Flight Instruction, 1943-1944
B-3 2 9
C.A.A. Ground and Flight School Procedure Manual, December 1941
B-3 2 9
C.A.A. Institutional and Flight Contractor Procedure Manual, June 1941
B-3 2 9
C.A.A. Procedural Bulletins and Memoranda, 1940
B-3 2 15
Cadet Departures, Correspondence, 1942-1943
B-3 2 15
Cadet Regulations, 1943
B-3 2 15
Class Schedules, 1942-1944
B-3 2 16
Equipment Inventories, 1943-1944
B-3 2 16
Examination Procedures, 1942-1943
B-3 2 8
Examination Questions and Related Correspondence, 1940-1941
B-3 2 16
Examination Questions, 1942-1944

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Record
Group
Series Box Folder Title
B-3 2 - Administrative Records
B-3 2 -
Financial Records
B-3 2 16
Cost Analyses, 1942-1944 (2 folders)
B-3 2 16
Correspondence, 1943-1944
B-3 2 16
Mary Katak's Expense Worksheets (Not Used for Quarterly Reports, Material Obtained from University Books), 1942-1944
B-3 2 16
Statements of Profit and Loss, 1943-1944
B-3 2 16
Flight Instruction, C.A.A. Directives, Memoranda, and Bulletins, 1943-1944
B-3 2 8
Flight Insurance, Correspondence, 1940-1942
B-3 2 19
Food Ration Cards, 1943-1944
B-3 2 18
Food Rationing, Reports and Correspondence, 1943-1944
B-3 2 16
Form Procedures, C.A.A. Directives, Memoranda, and Bulletins, 1942-1943
B-3 2 17
Form and Voucher Preparation, Performance Manual, 1943
B-3 2 17
Form and Voucher Preparation, Correspondence, 1940-1944
B-3 2 16
Ground School, Memoranda and Meeting Minutes, 1944
B-3 2 15
Ground School Course Outlines, 1943-1944
B-3 2 16
Ground School Instructors, Correspondence and Memoranda, 1943-1944
B-3 2 8
Institutional Applications, 1940-1941
B-3 2 15
Institutional Contracts and Authorizations, 1942-1944
B-3 2 16
Insurance, Correspondence, 1942-1943
B-3 2 1
Lowe, Stanley, "History: Civil Aeronautics Administration Civilian Pilot Training and War Training Service Programs at Marquette University," 1944

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Record
Group
Series Box Folder Title
B-3 2 - Administrative Records
B-3 2 17
Master Records, 1942-1944 (2 folders)
B-3 2 18
Medical Services, Directives and Correspondence, 1942-1943
B-3 2 -
Mess Hall
B-3 2 17
Expenses and Correspondence, 1943-1944
B-3 2 17
Food Inventories, 1943-1944
B-3 2 17
Men on Board Monthly Summaries, 1943-1944
B-3 2 17
Menus, 1943-1945
B-3 2 8
Military Enlistment Pledge, 1940-1942
B-3 2 16
Military Enlistment and Training Eligibility, 1942-1944
B-3 2 8
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1940-1942
B-3 2 17
Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1943-1945
B-3 2 -
Payroll
B-3 2 18
C.A.A. War Training School Payroll (Instructors), 1943-1944
B-3 2 18
Cost Analyses at Marquette University (Time Allocation for Regular Marquette Academic Staff), 1943-1944
B-3 2 18
Non-Instructors, 1943-1944
B-3 2 17
Physical Training, C.A.A. Directives and Correspondence, 1943
B-3 2 18
Pre-Flight Aeronautics Course for Teachers, March 1943
B-3 2 17
President of Marquette University, Correspondence, 1943-1944
B-3 2 8
Safety Guidelines, 1941-1942
B-3 2 18
Safety Guidelines, C.A.A. Directives, 1942-1944
B-3 2 16
Safety Guidelines, Fire Prevention, 1943
B-3 2 8
Selective Service and Deferments, Correspondence, 1941-1942
B-3 2 18
Student Permissions and Regulations, 1943
B-3 2 8
Student Quotas, 1941-1942
B-3 2 18
Student Quotas, 1942-1943
B-3 2 18
Teaching Aids and Equipment, Correspondence, 1943-1945
B-3 2 -
Textbooks
B-3 2 8
Correspondence, 1940-1942
B-3 2 18
Receipts and Correspondence, 1942-1944
B-3 2 16
Training Films, 1943
B-3 2 -
Transportation
B-3 2 18
Bus, 1943-1945
B-3 2 18
Mount Mary Bus, 1943-1944
B-3 2 15
Uniforms, Inventories and Correspondence, 1943-1944
B-3 2 16
Uniforms for Instructors, C.A.A. Directives and Memoranda, 1942-1943

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Record
Group
Series Box Folder Title
B-3 2 - Publications
B-3 2 11
Bauer, Hubert A., "A Pre-Flight Aeronautics Workbook," John C. Winston Company, 1943
B-3 2 16
"Fundamentals of Primary Flight Maneuvers (Maneuver Sheets)," Second Edition, United States Navy Bureau of Aeronautics Training Division, [undated]
B-3 2 12
"Instructor's Manual, Aircraft Identification Kit," Flying Magazine, [undated]
B-3 2 10
"Operation Maintenance and Overhaul Handbook, Second Edition, V-1710-"F" Type Engines," Allison Division, General Motors Corporation, 1942
B-3 2 11
"Proceedings Report," National Aviation Training Association Convention, December 9-10, 1942
B-3 2 12
"Study Guide for Practical Air Navigation for Elementary and Secondary War Training Service Ground School Courses to Accompany C.A.A. Bulletin No. 24," C.P.T. Study Guide Publishing Company, 1943
B-3 2 10
"Study Guide for Power Plants for Secondary C.P.T. Ground School Courses to Accompany C.A.A. Bulletin No. 28," C.P.T. Study Guide Publishing Company, 1942

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Record
Group
Series Box Folder Title
B-3 2 - Student Records
B-3 2 8
Advisory Board Actions, 1940-1942
B-3 2 9
Advisory Board Actions, 43A-44M, 1942-1944 (4 folders)
B-3 2 15
Advisory Board Correspondence, 1942-1944
B-3 2 14
Card Index (Alphabetical), 1942-1944
B-3 2 14
Demerit Cards (Alphabetical), 1942-1944
B-3 2 19
Flight Record Cards (Alphabetical), 1942-1944
B-3 2 -
Ground School Records
B-3 2 12
43A-43J Elementary, 1942-1943 (2 folders)
B-3 2 12
43E, 43F, 43G, 43I, 43J Intermediate, 1943
B-3 2 12
43A, 43B, 43C, 43E, 43G Secondary, 1942-1943
B-3 2 12
44A Elementary, 1943
B-3 2 12
44B Elementary, 1943
B-3 2 12
44C Elementary, 1943
B-3 2 12
44D Elementary, 1943
B-3 2 12
44 E Elementary, 1943
B-3 2 12
44F Elementary, 1943-1944
B-3 2 13
Information Cards (Alphabetical), 1942-1944
B-3 2 16
Letters of Recommendation for Further Training and Academic Correspondence, 1943-1944
B-3 2 17
Muster Rolls, 1943-1944
B-3 2 14
Ranking Cards (Alphabetical), 1942-1944
B-3 2 8
Recommendations for Further Training, 1940-1941
B-3 2 8
Rosters, 1940-1941

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Record
Group
Series Box Folder Title
B-3 2 - Student Records
B-3 2 8
Student Applications, 1939-1942
B-3 2 -
Student Files
B-3 2 2
43A Elementary, 1942
B-3 2 2
43A Extra Curricular, 1942
B-3 2 2
43A Secondary, 1942
B-3 2 2
43B Elementary, 1942
B-3 2 2
43B Secondary, 1942
B-3 2 2
43C Elementary, 1942-1943 (2 folders)
B-3 2 2
43C Elementary Extra Curricular, 1942-1943 (2 folders)
B-3 2 2
43C Secondary, 1942-1943
B-3 2 3
43E Elementary, 1942-1943
B-3 2 3
43E Intermediate, 1942-1943
B-3 2 3
43E Secondary, 1943
B-3 2 3
43F Intermediate, 1943
B-3 2 3
43G Elementary, 1943
B-3 2 3
43G Intermediate, 1943
B-3 2 3
43G Secondary, 1943
B-3 2 3
43H Elementary, 1942-1943
B-3 2 3
43I Elementary, 1943
B-3 2 4
43I Intermediate, 1943
B-3 2 4
43J Elementary, 1943
B-3 2 4
43J Intermediate, 1943

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Record
Group
Series Box Folder Title
B-3 2 - Student Records
B-3 2 -
Student Files
B-3 2 4
44A Elementary, 1943
B-3 2 4
44A Intermediate, 1943
B-3 2 4
44B Elementary, 1943
B-3 2 4
44B Intermediate, 1943
B-3 2 4
44C Elementary, 1943
B-3 2 4
44C Intermediate, 1943
B-3 2 4
44D Elementary, 1943
B-3 2 4
44D Intermediate, 1943
B-3 2 4
44E Elementary, 1943
B-3 2 5
44E Intermediate, 1943
B-3 2 5
44F Elementary, 1943-1944
B-3 2 5
44F Intermediate, 1943
B-3 2 5
44G Elementary, 1943-1944
B-3 2 5
44G Intermediate, 1943-1944
B-3 2 5
44H Elementary, 1944
B-3 2 5
44H Intermediate, 1944
B-3 2 5
44I Elementary, 1944
B-3 2 5
44I Intermediate, 1944
B-3 2 5
44J Elementary, 1944
B-3 2 5
44J Intermediate, 1944
B-3 2 5
44K Elementary, 1944
B-3 2 5
44K Intermediate, 1944
B-3 2 5
44L Elementary, 1944
B-3 2 5
44L Intermediate, 1944
B-3 2 5
44M Intermediate, 1944
B-3 2 5
44N Intermediate, 1944

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Record
Group
Series Box Folder Title
B-3 2 - Student Records
B-3 2 13
Transcript Cards, Ground School (Alphabetical), 1943-1945
B-3 2 15
Uniforms and Supplies, 1943-1944
B-3 2 11
Weekly Cadet Grade Reports, May 1943-October 1943 (4 folders)
B-3 2 10
Weekly Cadet Grade Reports, November 1943-July 1944 (4 folders)

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Record
Group
Series Box Folder Title
B-3 2 - Naval ROTC
B-3 2 1
Awards Ceremony Invitations and Programs, 1964-1969
B-3 2 1
"Highlights of your Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps," Department of Naval Science, Marquette University, 1958
B-3 2 1
History and Fact Sheet of NROTC at Marquette, 1969
B-3 2 1
Marquette Information Booklets, 1941-1942
B-3 2 1
"NROTC and Navy V-12 Units Marquette University, Organization, Administration, and Regulation," [undated]
B-3 2 22
Organization and Regulations Manual, 1974
B-3 2 22
Plaque Honoring the "Dedicated Service of the NROTC to the University," 1970
B-3 2 23
Plaque of Commendation "for Effective Co-operation in Training Naval Personnel During World War II," undated
B-3 2 1
Protests against ROTC, April-May 1969
B-3 2 1
Publications
B-3 2 1
The Bearings (Chaplain's Bulletin), 1944
B-3 2 -
Porthole
B-3 2 20

1940-1947, 1952-1955

B-3 2 21

1956-1960, 1962-1963

B-3 2 24

1964-1968

B-3 2 25

1969, 1971-1972, 1974, 1976-1977

B-3 2 26

1978-1983

B-3 2 27

1984-1989

B-3 2 28

1990-1994

B-3 2 29

1996-1998, 2002-2004, 2007-2008, 2009-2011, 2012-2013

B-3 2 1
Quarterdeck (Newsletter), 1962-1965
B-3 2 22
Spring Commissioning Ceremony, Program, 1985
B-3 2 1
World War II Publications and Service Statistics, 1942-1945