3302ND PILOT TRAINING SQUADRON




The 3302nd Pilot Training Squadron was the U.S. Air Force contingent  assigned to Spence Air Base.  It encompassed all military personnel assigned to the base, handled all non-flying military training and operations, and monitored the Hawthorne School of Aeronautics flying training program.  Included was a staff of military check pilots whose job was to ascertain that flying training provided by Hawthorne  conformed to strict USAF standards.  The commanding officer of the 3302nd also served as the Base Commander of Spence.


SPENCE BASE COMMANDERS/SQUADRON COMMANDERS (1951- 1961)

           
BC1
Col. Stephen H. Crosby, Jr.
BC2
Lt. Col. Mortimer A. Yates
BC3
Col. William S. Chairsell
           
 
     
BC4
Lt. Col. Robert M. Levy
BC5
Col. Ernest F. John
BC6
Col. Carleton W. Rogers
BC7
Maj. John W. Hillen, Jr.
     

Cdts at Brks   
Aviation Cadets assemble in front of their barracks.

                 
Trp Revw   
Col. Rogers reviews the student corps.
Parade    
Spence troops march at the annual tobacco festival.
         

               
Levy T-33
Col. Levy prepares for “student of the month” T-33 jet indoctrination flight.
Rogers T-37
Col. Rogers delivers first T-37 jet trainer to Spence.
               

                   
Sat Insp    
Saturday morning inspection.
Hnr Grd    
Cadet Honor Guard ready for VIP guest’s arrival.
         

  Band
Spence Military Band.


Hwthrn Wngs   


Related Internet Links

Major General William S. Chairsell
- Former Spence C.O.
Brigadier General Ernest F. John - Former Spence C.O.
Colonel Robert M. Levy - Former Spence C.O.
Brigadier General Earl B Van Inwegen - Former Spence C.O.