THE LEGACY OF ALLIED PILOTS WHO FLEW AT GREENVILLE ARMY AIRFIELD
GREENVILLE IN WORLD WAR II
Greenville Army Airfield, Greenville, Mississippi.
In a little more than a years time, George "Jug" Metcalf's cotton field was transformed into one of the nation's larger flying training bases. Greenville Army Airfield was established in December 1941 and served as a Basic Flying Training school within the Army Air Forces Eastern Flying Training Command for nearly the entire duration of WWII.
Basic Flying Training was the second of three phases of flying training conducted by the Army Air Corps/Air Forces during World War II.
During this ten week phase, students learned to fly by instrument, fly at night, fly in formation, and fly cross-country in the Vultee BT-13/BT-15*.