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Guide to the Navy V-5 and V-12 Training Units Collection, 1941 - 1944 Special Collections & ArchivesWesleyan University Middletown, CT, USA

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Descriptive Summary Special Collections & Archives, Wesleyan University Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.) Navy V-5 and V-12 Training Units Collection, 1941 - 1944 1000-125 Material in English 1.0 2 For current information on the location of these materials, please consult Special Collections & Archives staff. Wesleyan University hosted both V-5 and V-12 Naval Training Units on its campus during World War II. The Navy V-5 and V-12 Training Units Collection features information about both naval training units, including information about their curricula, as well as publications used in the courses. Administrative Information Access Restrictions

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Copyright Notice

Copyright for Official University records is held by Wesleyan University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Navy V-5 and V-12 Training Units Collection, Special Collections & Archives, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Transferred from John Spaeth and others prior to 1985.

Processing Information

Processed by Valerie Gillispie, August 2006

Encoded by Valerie Gillispie, August 2006

Historical Note

Wesleyan University hosted both V-5 and V-12 Naval Training Units on its campus during World War II. The V-5 Unit was also called the Navy Flight Preparatory School, and stayed at Wesleyan from January 1943 until August 1944. Coursework focused on aerology and naval science. The V-12 Unit, also known as the Navy College Training Program, began in July 1943 and included coursework more akin to Wesleyan's traditional liberal arts curriculum. The program continued until the end of World War II in August 1945.

Collection Overview

The first series, V-5 Training Unit, includes information on the syllabi, curricula, and exams used in the program. It also includes regulations, directives, and newspaper and magazine articles about the program. There is a single photograph of some of the cadets during wintertime. The second series, V-12 Training Unit, includes letters, clippings, handbooks, and course-related materials. It also features a variety of photographs of the students and staff of the V-12 Training Unit. The third series, Publications, includes materials related to the curriculum in the V-5 and V-12 programs. These are general publications about flight and weather, most of which were used by John Spaeth, a V-5 instructor and professor of classics.

Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

United States. Navy Dept. V-12 Program--History. United States. Navy.--History--World War, 1939-1945. Naval education--United States. United States. Navy Dept. V-5 Program--History. Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)--History. Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)--Students--History. Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)--Curricula.
Related Material

Henry Curtis Herge Papers, Special Collections & Archives, Wesleyan University

Detailed Description of the Collection Series 1.V-5 Training Unit, 1943-1944

The V-5 Training Unit series includes information on the syllabi, curricula, and exams used in the program. It also includes regulations, directives, and newspaper and magazine articles about the program. There is a single photograph of some of the cadets during wintertime.

12 Aerology: general directions and uniform achievement exams, 1943 2 Cadet regulations, undated 3 Directives Number 3 and 4, 1943 4 English: Memoranda, program, and papers, undated 5 Human Factors in Flight: curriculum, undated 6 Navigation: Syllabus and curriculum, 1943 7 Newspaper and magazine articles, 1943 8 Photograph, undated 9 Platoon Muster Sheets, 1943-1944 10 Priciples of Flying: quizzes and final exam review, undated
Series 2. V-12 Training Unit, 1943-1944

The V-12 Training Unit series includes letters, clippings, handbooks, and course-related materials. It also features a variety of photographs of the students and staff of the V-12 Training Unit.

11 Miscellaneous items

Note:

12 Photographs, circa 1943-1944
Series 3. Publications, 1941-1944

The Publications series includes materials related to the curriculum in the V-5 and V-12 programs. These are general publications about flight and weather, most of which were used by John Spaeth, a V-5 instructor and professor of classics.

13 Aerology for Pilots, 1943 21 Aircraft Navigation Manual, 1941 2 Air Masses and Fronts, undated 3 Air Navigation, Part 1: Introduction to Earth, 1943 4 Air Navigation, Part 2: Introduction to Navigation, 1943 5 Air Navigation, Part 3: Dead Reckoning and Lines of Position, 1943 6 Air Navigation, Part 5: Relative Movement, 1943 7 Airway Aids, undated 8 Maps . . . and how to understand them, 1943 9 Mathematics for Pilots, 1943 10 Meet the N2S, undated 11 Physics Manual for Pilots, 1943 12 Thunderstorms, undated