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This Week in CAP History -- 80th Anniversary

April 7, 2021













April 6, 2010, The (Vineland, N.J.) Daily Journal.

Cadet Sakyse Johnson of the New Jersey Wing's Cumberland squadron is
shown after a glider flight.

March 30, 2021













April 1, 1945, Lincoln (Neb.) Star
"Busy as a bunch of bees in a bucket of tar" well describes the
local squadron of the (Nebraska Wing), for no sooner do they close
the books on one assignment than Uncle Sam tosses another into
their laps."


March 21, 2021













March 21, 1943, St.Louis Globe-Democrat
The Women's Advertising Club of St. Louis raised funds to help purchase three
planes for the Missouri Wing, which used them for training.

 March 15, 2021













March 21, 2004, The (Alexandria, La.) Town Talk
Louisiana Wing members conducted a search and rescue exercis designed
to help volunteers make smart and potentially life-saving decisions in
real-world situations.


March 8













March 8, 1945 The (Davenport, Iowa) Daily Times 
"Serve your country in an important job. Get valuable training in the fast
growing aviation field. Mechanics, musicians, typists, doctors, nurses,
medical technicians, hotographers and airplane pilots especially needed." 


March 2














March 2, 201, Santa Ynez Valley (Calif.) News
Cadet Ben Baker wanted his fellow students at Dunn School in Santa Ynez
Valley, California, to experience the exciting world of aviation, 
STEM and
aerospace. He decided that CAP was the perfect organization to introduce
them to.


Feb. 22












Feb. 20, 2016, Pittsburgh Post Gazette 
Cadet Lt.. Col Ceara Berry leads fellow Pennsylvania Wing cadets back to
base after a search and rescue mission during the annual Winter Weekend
West, a cold-weather training exercise held in coordination with local
mergency personnel.


Feb. 16








Feb. 18, 2011, Arizona Republic
Bryan Connelly (left) pins new rank insignia on his son, Michael Connelly,
13, a Deer Valley Composite Squadron 302 during the unit's  weekly
meeting at Phoenix Deer Valley Airport.


Feb. 8












Decatur (Ill.) Herald Review
"About 70 men including police, civil defense, Civil Air Patrol and firemen,
worked throughout Monday night without sleep to evacuate families from
flooded homes."


Feb. 1













Feb. 1, 1942, Atlanta Constitution

"The squadron of Civil Air Patrol, flying all types of of civilian aircraft,
landed recently at the Albany municipal airport. The planes came from all
parts of Georgia, and their pilots were guests of Colonel John B. Patrick,
commanding officer of Turner Field."

Jan. 25 












Jan. 25, 1942, Indianapolis Star