Cecil P. Northrop Airline Wartime Training Institute (AWTI) Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0061
Dates:
1931-1943
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.79 Cubic Feet
2 letter document boxes
Repository:
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).

Scope and Contents
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.

Arrangement
Arrangement
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Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
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.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Wiliams, 2019.
Author
Patti Williams
Immediate Source of Acquisition
William B Northrop, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0061

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Preferred Citation
Cecil P.Northrop Airline Wartime Training Institute (AWTI) Collection, NASM.2018.0061, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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