MacDill Field Collection

R.T.U. Ground School, Third Bomber Command, Third Air Force. USAAF

Photographs from The Thunderbird

     The following are links to  photographs found in the Thunderbird, Vol 1 No 4 the Summer 1944 MacDill Field Quarterly. MacDill Field served as a B17 Crew Training School during World War Two.

    Click in the Blue area to see the picture and the description of it found in the Thunderbird. There are many photos, will add more over time, so check back.

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B17 Advanced Classroom Gunnery Training, R.T.U. Ground School, MacDill Field, Third Bmb Cmd, Third AF, USAAF

B17 Armament Training, R.T.U. Ground School, MacDill Field, Third Bmb Cmd, Third AF, USAAF

B17 Ball and Chin Turret Training Platform, R.T.U. Ground School, MacDill Field, Third Bmb Cmd, Third AF, USAAF

B17 Ball Turret Target Training, R.T.U. Ground School, MacDill Field, Third Bmb Cmd, Third AF, USAAF

B17 Ball Turret Trainer, R.T.U. Ground School, MacDill Field, Third Bmb Cmd, Third AF, USAAF(detail)

B17 Chin Turret Tower Training, R.T.U. Ground School, MacDill Field, Third Bmb Cmd, Third AF, USAAF

B17 Chin Turret Trainer, R.T.U. Ground School, MacDill Field, Third Bmb Cmd, Third AF, USAAF (detail)

B17 Gun Simulation Trainer, R.T.U. Ground School, MacDill Field, Third Bmb Cmd, Third AF, USAAF

B17 Shotgun Range Course Training, R.T.U. Ground School, MacDill Field, Third Bmb Cmd, Third AF, USAAF

B17 Shotgun Range Course Training, Phase Four, R.T.U. Ground School, MacDill Field, Third Bmb Cmd, Third AF, USAAF

B17 Tail Turret Trainer, R.T.U. Ground School, MacDill Field, Third Bmb Cmd, Third AF, USAAF

B17 Top Turret Target Training, R.T.U. Ground School, MacDill Field, Third Bmb Cmd, Third AF, USAAF

B17 Top Turret Trainers, RTU School Hangar, R.T.U. Ground School, MacDill Field, Third Bmb Cmd, Third AF, USAAF

B17 Waist Gun Trainer, R.T.U. Ground School, MacDill Field, Third Bmb Cmd, Third AF, USAAF

B17 Waist Gun Training, Phase Three, R.T.U. Ground School, MacDill Field, Third Bmb Cmd, Third AF, USAAF

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