Sam McCron's Medical Officer's Report on Ceased Training Cases

MMcCronSLW191097-170817-090001.jpg
MMcCronSLW191097-170817-090002.jpg

Title

Sam McCron's Medical Officer's Report on Ceased Training Cases

Description

A report stating that Sam is not suitable for Pilot, Navigator or Bomber.

Date

1944-01-31

Language

Format

One double sided printed sheet with handwritten annotations

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Contributor

Identifier

MMcCronSLW191097-170817-090001, MMcCronSLW191097-170817-090002

Transcription

ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE R.C.A.F. M.42
MEDICAL O]missing letters]CER'S REPORT ON CEASED TRAINING [missing letters]SES 885-M.42

No. R191097 Name McCron, S.L.W. Present Station No. 7 I.T.S. Course No. 78
Now Being Trained as Aircrew "S" Basic Training at: No.7 I.T.S. Course 78 No. W.S. Course
Previous Failures: Pilot ... A.O. ... A.N... A.B... W.O.A.G... AG...
PART 1
ALL C.I.T. CASES
A PRIMARY
1. Flying
2. Ground X
3. Airsickness
4. Medical ApBp
5. Medical A4B
6. Discipline
7. Deserter
8. Death
9. Language
10. Requests own C.T.

B. SECONDARY
1. Flying
2. Ground
3. Airsickness
4. Medical
5. Discipline
6. Language

PART II
FLYING, GROUND AND DEATH SUB-CATEGORIES
FLYING SUB-CATEGORY 1
1. Cannot fly level
2. Cannot do steep turns
3. Cannot take off
4. Cannot land
5. Cannot do forced landings
6. Cannot do aerobatics

FLYING SUB-CATEGORY 2
1. Overcontrols
2. Undercontrols
3. Erratic
4. Rough on controls
5. Slow on controls

FLYING SUB-CATEGORY 3
1. Reckless
2. Poor judgment of height & distance
3. Lacks orientation
4. Unable to grasp principles of flying
5. Lack of confidence
6. Lack of application or interest
7. Poor airmanship


FLYING SUB-CATEGORY 4
1. Good emotional control
2. Partial lack of emotional control
3. Little or no emotional control
4. Others than 1, 2, & 3

GROUND SUB-CATEGORY
1. Unable to grasp principles of ground subjects X
2. Lack of application or interest

DEATH SUB-CATEGORY
1. Flying accident
2. Other accidents
3. Natural causes

Hours flown: Dual ... Solo ... Hours to go solo ...
Accident data:

Disposal of Case:
(a) Reselected for training as pilot ...
(b) Remustered for training as: A.O. ... A.N. ... A.B. ... W.O.A.G. ...X... A.G. .......
(c) Remustered to Ground ... (d) Elected discharge ... (e) Disch. Medical Grounds ...

REMARKS
[underlined] Chief Supervisory Officer [/underlined] [underlined] Chief Flying Instructor [/underlined]
Mature, coscientious [sic] type. First choice Pilot, Navigator but not Pilot, Navigator or Bomber material. Made low average mark. Anxious for Overseas service. Failed Navigation and signals – passed the supplemental.

Signature ...

[underlined] Flying Instructor [/underlined]
Signature ...

[underlined] Flying Instructor [/underlined]
Signature ...

[underlined] Medical Officer [/underlined]
(a) Accident Experience Prior to C.T.: Nil

(b) Medical History (sickness during training): Nil

[stamped JAN 31 1944]

(c) Medical Officer's Remarks: Medical category A1B-A3B (Tur)
Pleasant alert. 32 years old. Married before war, 1 child. enlisted for patriotic reasons – sense of duty.
Sr. Matric. Ont. age 17 years. Bro. Sgt. AG killed over Germany Oct. 1942
Bro. C.T. as pilot trainee now in maintenance, A.E.M.
He has long nterest [sic] in flying. 2 or 300 hrs in air in north. Worked on aircraft in spare time.

Signature ... M.O. i/c
(R.G. Taylor) Flt/Lt

[page break]

D E F I N I T I O N S

[underlined] PART 1A [/underlined] –
1. Flying: Failure to reach required flying standard for any cause. Include voluntary C.T. cases who would probably have washed-out because of poor performance.
Check also flying sub-categories.

2. Ground: Failure to obtain required standing in ground subjects. Check also ground sub-categories.

3. Airsickness: This is only to be checked in Part 1A when it is the primary cause.

4, 5. Medical: Self-explanatory. To be dealt with fully under medical officer's remarks.

6. Discipline: Gross misconduct.

7. Deserter: self-explanatory.

8. Death: Check also in death sub-category.

9. Language: To be checked when it is the primary cause.

10. Requests own C.T.: Flying to date warrants a "pass" but requests own C.T. Flying sub-categories will not be checked.

[underlined] PART 1B [/underlined] –
1. Flying: To be checked where inadequate flying performance is a contributing reason for C.T. Flying sub-categories 1 to 3 should also be checked. This column will also be checked for trainees at A.O.S. who do poorly on flying exercises.

2. Ground: Failure to obtain required standing in ground subjects, if a contributing reason for C.T. Check also ground sub-category.

3. Airsickness: To be checked in Part 1B when it is a contributing cause to C.T.

4. Medical: Self-explanatory. To be dealt with fully under medical officer's remarks.

5. Discipline: Gross misconduct.

6. Language: To be checked in those cases in which language difficulty is believed to have contributed to C.T.

[underlined] PART 2 [/underlined]
[underlined] FLYING SUB-CATEGORY [/underlined] 1 – 1. The items are self-explanatory.

[underlined] FLYING SUB-CATEGORY 2 [/underlined] – 1. Overcontrols: Trainee moves control column or rudder farther or more often than manoeuvre demands.

2. Undercontrols: Trainee does not move controls sufficiently far or often.

3. Erratic: Combination of 1 and 2.

4. Rough on controls: Unnecessary force or violence.

5. Slow on controls: Sluggish.

[underlined] FLYING SUB-CATEGORY 3 [/underlined] –
1. Reckless: Flying in a dangerous manner not justified by the stage of training.

2. Judgment of height and distance: Re landings, approaches.

3. Lacks orientation: Lacks the correct perception from moment to moment of the attitude of the aircraft and its position relative to the horizon or ground.

4. Unable to grasp principles of flying: Cannot organize his knowledge and impressions to improve his flying.

5. Lack of confidence: Little or no confidence in his ability to fly.

6. Lack of application or interest: Lacks interest in flying and/or will not apply himself to the best of his ability.

7. Poor Airmanship: Poor on the rules and regulations of flying.

[underlined] FLYING SUB-CATEGORY 4 [/underlined] – 1. Good emotional control: This designates those trainees who are unable to control an aircraft but who show no signs of emotional upset over their poor flying (e.g. satisfied with poor performance, apparently no realization of errors).

2. Partial lack of emotional control: To the degree that it interferes with the trainee's neuromuscular (nervous and muscular) control of his actions, and therefore with his flying performance (e.g. cannot keep from getting tense, the "nervous type").

3. Little or no emotional control: Control so completely lacking that trainee is prepared to wash-out either voluntarily or on advice (e.g. admits fear and requests wash-out).

[underlined] GROUND SUB-CATEGORY [/underlined] – 1. Unable to grasp principles of ground subjects: This item is self-explanatory.

2. Lack of application or interest: Lacks interest in the subjects and/or will not apply himself.

[underlined] DEATH SUB-CATEGORY [/underlined] – 1. The items are self-explanatory.

Citation

Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force, “Sam McCron's Medical Officer's Report on Ceased Training Cases,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/36133.

Item Relations

This item has no relations.