USAAF Western Technical Training Command

Western Technical Training Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was assigned to the Army Air Forces Training Command, stationed at Denver, Colorado. It was inactivated on 15 October 1945

Lineage

  • Established as Fourth Technical Training District, on 1 November 1941
Redesignated: Western Technical Training Command, on 31 August 1943
Inactivated on 15 October 1945

Components

Reassigned to WTTC, 1 Mar 1944

History

Established on 1 November 1941 when the United States Army Air Corps reorganized its technical training organization. Headquarteed at Denver, Colorado, it's mission was the orientation, classification, basic, and technical training of enlisted men and the training of nonrated officers at officer candidate and officer training schools and in technical subjects like armament, engineering, communications, and photography.

Redesignated as Western Technical Training Command on 31 August 1943 when Army Air Forces Training Command consolidated technical and flying training under one major command.

In mid-October 1945, Training Command delegated all stations and activities of the Western Technical Training Command to the jurisdiction of the Eastern Technical Training Command, which it redesignated as Technical Training Command. Western Technical Training Command was inactivated on 15 October 1945.

References

  • Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942–2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC
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