The Spence That Was - 1954-55

Selected pictures from a collection contributed by A/C (later LTC) Augustine "Gus" R. Letto  of Class 56-A <>, taken during his training at Spence, 23 Sep 54 through 22 Apr 55.  56-A was the first class in the T-34/T-28 program and marked the start of the phase out of the PA18/T-6  program.
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Cdt Clb & Bks
Cadet Club and Barracks
Clb & Tr Pth
Cadet Club and Tour Path
Bks #5
Barracks #5
Dutch Cdts
Netherlands Air Force A/C's Roetert & Andreisse
Fl Out
Falling Out For Saturday Parade
Cntrl Twr    
Air Fld  

Above - T-28's taxiing out for take off.
Left - "Flatbush", Spence Control Tower.
T-34 Pre-St
T-34 Pre-start Check Refueling
RefuelingT-34 at Sunset Field

Dnkd Cdts
These two Cadets are all wet.
    A/C's Gus Letto and Harry Jones get traditional dunking after first solo flight (T-34) -
21 Oct 1954
Gus in T-28
A/C Gus Letto in T-28
Fireguard looks on as T-28 starts up.
The PA-18's above and the T-6's below would soon be history
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Grd Fmtn2
Honor Guard for President Dwight D. Eisenhower's visit - 10 Feb 1955
Ike 2
Ike 1
President Eisenhower arrives in Super Constellation "Columbine"
Grad Day 1
Grad Day 2
Graduation Day, 22 Apr 1955
 Bs Chpl
Base Chapel
 Crt Hs
And in Moultrie - Colquitt County Courthouse