40.09.30 Mr. Husting; Colored Pilots

Author:  Marshall, George C.
Date: September 30, 1940

Subject: Interwar

Mr. Elliott Husting
541 South 16th Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Dear Mr. Husting:

At the present time the Divil (sic) Aeronautics Authority is making a beginning in the preliminary development of negro pilots and the national Youth Administration and a number of civilian educational institutions have under instruction colored men for training as mechanics and technical specialists. In order to organize colored aviation units in the Army it will first be necessary to obtain the trained specialist personnel to man these units. The War Department plans to provide for the acceleration of such training and for the organization of such unit as the necessary personnel becomes available.

Sincerely yours,

G. C. Marshall
Chief of Staff

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