Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wright Field Desert Test Unit Picture, c. 1942-43

This image is a panoramic picture of the Wright Field Desert Test Unit in front of a hangar.  It dates to about 1942-1943ish.  The aircraft in the background is probably a P-40.  Dad is on the left hand side in a cap and his work coveralls. 

The unit conducted tests on aircraft at Wright Field in Ohio, Eglin Field in Florida and the Desert test areas that the Air Corps had in the west.  It is more commonly referred to as the Wright Field Test Unit.

Wright Field Desert Test Unit, c. 1943