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WWII Office of Civilian Defense Civil Air Patrol GM-4.pdf

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CIVIL

AIR

PAT R O L

mHOHAL HEliaXiUARTBRS
WASHIRGTQH* JAinUHT 23» 1943

S09JSCT: Percental of Appllcatlone Reoolved la Sach State

To : A l l W i n g C o D u a a a d e r s /
1, Ae an Indication of hov eacff State Wing 1b progreeBlne with th«

reorulting of applicants for the Civil Aly Patrol a comparlflon will t>e dravn

fron tlaa to time on a per con tags T&aele./Tha baftis of this percentag® figure

will be ^e nwher of certificated pllo^ in each etate as detonained }>y the

Civil Aeronautics Adjainletratlon. The percentage of apT)llcaiitt will be deter

mined, by coBQ^aring the nunber of appli^tlons'received to thle total nusberp

It is recognized that there will be a/certain niiaber of student and non-pilot
applloaAtB» but the percentage of thtfee in each «tate ehould be aporoximateljr
the eame and nhould not affect the Mguree used for cosaparative purposes only.
2c There la attached hereto the first set of these figures for the

infofttation of the Wing Coociandexys. The National average is shown at the top
of the list BO that each Wing Cc«i)i»ander may readily determine whether his

Vin^ Is ahead or behind the Hat^nal average«

Zo If your state happsne to be on© whose percentage loolcs fairly

good, dOttH let up.. Just rem/mber that there are as many student pilots in

each state as there are pilofs aad we want these oen In the Civil Air Patrole
Divide whatever percentage showti )>y two and that will give you an idea of

how far, ^ou yet have to If your state percentage is down, call a meet
ing, of your Group Coufflande/s at once and stte what ceA be doM to etlmulate

enlistoieats* One thing t^t laay help id having a centrally located office

sianned by volunteers, where enlistaents caa be taken^ Get your Public
fielatibne Officer busy sdth, the newspapers and radio stations telling; them

what.we are trying to a/complish by organising the Civil Air Patrolo

4o There i^e 90,000 pilots in this country and 90,000 students.

Ve noed them all in tWs volunteer army for national defense. We must have

th^m, in if we are going to keep civil aviation alive.
/
JOHN
F.
COBRY
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Major

General,

Katlonal

Air

Corps

Commander

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