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Cecil P. Northrop (1901-1949) attended the State University Of New York Maritime College, graduating as a Merchant Marine Officer. After leaving the Merchant Marines, he spent a few years as a newspaper publisher and journalist before taking up flying. Northrop worked for Fairchild as a test pilot and then joined Pennsylvania Central Airlines as a pilot. He was also a pilot training supervisor for the Airline Wartime Training Institute (AWTI) during World War II. The AWTI was an unincorporated association of nineteen American airlines that was formed in August 1942 to meet the need for air transport personnel to support the war effort. In October 1943, AWTI was formally disbanded, having met the needs of Air Transport Command through the training of approximately 12,000 flight crew and 35,000 ground personnel. Northrop retired from the airlines in 1942 due to heart problems.

Identifier

NASM.2018.0061

Processing Information

Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Wiliams, 2019.

Date

1931-1943

Provenance

William B Northrop, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0061

Extent

0.79 Cubic feet (2 letter document boxes)

Summary

This collection consists of material relating to Cecil P. Northrop's aviation career with the Pennsylvania Central Airlines and the Airline Wartime Training Institute (AWTI).

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Logs (records)

Training manuals

Correspondence

Photographic prints

Arrangement note

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Scope and Contents

This collection consists of material relating to Cecil P. Northrop's aviation career with the Pennsylvania Central Airlines and the Airline Wartime Training Institute (AWTI). The following types of material are included: correspondence, photographs, technical manuals, training instructions, pilot licenses, reports, newspaper articles, and log books.

Genre/Form

Logs (records)

Training manuals -- 21st century

Correspondence -- 19th-20th century

Photographic prints

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Names

Airline Wartime Training Institute (AWTI)

Pennsylvania Central Airlines

Topics Aeronautics
Technical manuals

Citation

Cecil P.Northrop Airline Wartime Training Institute (AWTI) Collection, NASM.2018.0061, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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