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Waukesha CAP

Waukesha CAP | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Parade drill of the Waukesha County unit of the Civil Air Patrol. Because World War II ended general aviation, male and female pilots who were either too old or too young for active duty often volunteered for the Civil Air Patrol. It was a way to continue flying while contributing to the war effort. The Waukesha CAP was one of the first units to organize. Their mission was to recruit and train cadets and to carry out search and rescue. The CAP continues as an official civilian auxiliary of the Air Force.
DESCRIPTION
Parade drill of the Waukesha County unit of the Civil Air Patrol. Because World War II ended general aviation, male and female pilots who were either too old or too young for active duty often volunteered for the Civil Air Patrol. It was a way to continue flying while contributing to the war effort. The Waukesha CAP was one of the first units to organize. Their mission was to recruit and train cadets and to carry out search and rescue. The CAP continues as an official civilian auxiliary of the Air Force.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10265
Creation Date:
Creator Name:O'Brien, Warren S., Waukesha, Wisconsin
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County:
State:
Collection Name:O'Brien family : O'Brien family collection, circa 1880-2000
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 6027 Box 56
Original Dimensions:5.5 x 3.5 inches
SUBJECTS
Fields (Agriculture)
Trees
Airplane, Military
Military uniforms
War work
World War, 1939-1945
Men
Outdoor photography
Women
Flags
Patriotism

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