Unsatisfactory Progress in Training

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Title

Unsatisfactory Progress in Training

Description

A form completed by Cyril referring to his performance. He is instructed to undertake further training to bring his standard up to the required level.

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Date

1942-04-12

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Two typewritten sheets

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SJamesEC1385088v10019-0001, SJamesEC1385088v10019-0002

Transcription

U. S. NAVAL AIR STATION
Pensacola, Florida

12 April 1942

From: Commander, Squadron VN1D8-B.
To: JAMES, E.J., LAC RAF, 1A-42P(BP)

Subject: Unsatisfactory Progress in Training in Squadron VN1D8-B.

1. In view of your failure to meet the requirements of the training course in this squadron, your flight instruction record is handed you herewith in order that you may answer the questionairre hereon before submission of your case to the Commandant.

Squadron Commander
GEORGE R. READ, Lieut., USNR.

[underlined] THE BELOW REQUESTED INFORMATION WILL BE SUPPLIED BY THE STUDENT [/underlined]

Q. (1) Have you any complaint or criticism to make concerning the treatment accorded you while undergoing training?
A. NO

Q. (2) If answer to A.(1) is "Yes," state particulars.
A.

Q. (3) Do you desire to continue training after examining your record of progress to date?
A. YES

Q. (4) State any reasons you may have to explain your failure to measure up to the required standard.
A. During my solo periods I had been able to do stunts satisfactorily. Prior to my check I had not flown for two days, owing to poor weather, which I sincerely believe effected my stunts on my checks.

To the best of my knowledge and belief, I do [deleted] (not) [/deleted] consider myself physically and tempermentally [sic] fit to continue training.

E.C. James.
(Student sig., rank & corps)
E.C. JAMES, LAC RAF

[underlined] FINAL STATEMENT BY STUDENTS INSTRUCTOR [/underlined]

James has been a willing student and shows a great interest in flying. He seems to have average ability but is slow to learn. Due to his cooperative attitude he should, with more time, complete this squadron.

C W Nelson
(Instructors sign., rank & corps)
C.W. NELSON, Ens. USNR.

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U. S. NAVAL AIR STATION
Pensacola, Florida
[underlined] SQUADRON FLIGHT BOARD PROCEEDINGS
SQUADRON VN1D8-B [/underlined]

The board met at 0900 on 13 April 1942
in the case of JAMES, E.C., LAC RAF, 1A-42P(BP)
reported for failure to pass Stage C checks.

Present:
Lieutenant F.M. WHITAKER, USN.,
Lieutenant W.H. FROLING, USN.,
Lieutenant S.S. SHERBY, USN.,
Lieutenant (jg) J.W. RUNYAN, USNR.,
Ensign C.W. NELSON, USNR.,

The student's flight instruction record was carefully considered and the following facts were ascertained:

(a) That this student's progress has not been satisfactory.
(b) That he failed two Stage B checks, was awarded four and one-half hours additional time, and then failed two Stage B re-checks, was awarded four and one half hours additional time, and then passed two Stage B re-checks.
(c) That he failed two Stage C checks receiving marks below standard in wingovers, stunts, and air work.

After carefully considering the above facts the Board's opinion is:

(a) That there has been no undue delay in training.
(b) That additional time should enable this student to complete the course.

The Board's recommendation is:
(a) That flight training be continued. (5 to 0 retain)

F.M. Whitaker
F. M. WHITAKER, Lieutenant, U. S. N. [inserted] S [/inserted]
Chief Flight Instructor,
Squadron VN1D8-B.

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Citation

US Navy, “Unsatisfactory Progress in Training,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 3, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34095.

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