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ALBERT I. LODWICK PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION, P700, 1938-1955

Series I, Lodwick School of Aeronautics, 1940-45


Cadets and instructors leave the
flight line after flight training

This series contains photographs which document the activities of the flight training schools operated by Lodwick in Lakeland and, to a lesser extent, the one in Avon Park. Between 1940 and 1945 more than 8,000 cadets, including British Royal Air Force cadets, attended the Lodwick School of Aeronautics and more than 6,000 graduated.

The photographs in this series come from a variety of sources, including the War Department, newspaper photographers and, very probably, a photographer in the employ of the Lodwick School of Aeronautics. The subjects of the photographs include the air field, barracks, hangars, commencement ceremonies, drills and marches, cadets in training, and cadets at play. Also included are photos of Lodwick and other staff members, as well as photos of such prominent visitors as General James Doolittle and journalist Lowell Thomas.

The photographs herein described represent only a small portion of those documenting the flight training schools in this collection. The negatives in Series VI include many more images of both schools and additional prints will be made as resources permit.

The photographs in this series are arranged alphabetically by subject. 

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1

Air Field (Aerial Views)

 

2

Airport Grill

 

3

Barracks

 

4

British Air Cadets and Officers

 

5

Cadets

 

6

Cadets

 

7

Cadets in Flight Gear (Groups)

 

8

Cadets in Flight Gear (Individuals)

 

9

Classes (group Photos)

 

10

Classroom Instruction

 

11

Commencement Ceremonies

 

12

Commencement Ceremonies

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13

Dolittle, General James

 

14

Drills and Marches

 

15

Hangars (with PT-17 Stearmans Parked on the Tarmac)  

 

16

Holland, Spessard (Governor of Florida)

 

17

Honor Roll of Former Employees Serving in the Armed Forces

 

18

Hume, William (First British Air Cadet to Fly Solo in the U.S.

 

19

Langley, Neva Jane

 

20

Lodwick, Albert and Staff.  See also:  Series II-VI

 

21

Lodwick Aviation Military Academy (LAMA):  Air Field

 

22

LAMA:  Apartments

 

23 

LAMA:  Barracks (Formerly the Highlands Hotel)

 

24

LAMA:  Classes

 

25

LAMA:  Field Day

 

26

Marble Arcade

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27

Physical Training

 

28

Recreation:  Baseball and Cricket

 

29

Recreation:  Dances

 

30

Recreation:  Tug of War

 

31

Recreation:  Water Sports

 

32

Recreation, Miscellaneous

 

33

Staff Members

 

34

Stearman PT-17 Training Aircraft

 

35

Stearman PT-17 Training Aircraft

 

36

Thomas. Lowell

 

37

Miscellaneous