Collection Item Summary:
In 1942, Douglas P. Woodward enrolled as a student in aviation mechanics at Roosevelt Aviation School, Mineola, Long Island, New York and received or purchased these coveralls (his name on the front). He then served as a USMC aircraft mechanic during WWII. From the 1920s to the early 1940s, Roosevelt Aviation School was one of the leading flight schools in the U.S. The Bureau of Air Commerce sanctioned Roosevelt Aviation School as an approved Flight and Mechanics School due to its rigorous programs including a 48-week, 5-term course for Master Mechanic and 6-week Master Airplane and Engine Mechanic Course, along with Private and Commercial pilot training courses and Airline Technician courses. Roosevelt Field, Inc. operated the school to provide practical training in flying, design and mechanics. Graduates obtained immediate and steady employment.