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Civilian Pilot Training Program Records

Identifier: U371


This collection contains the records of the Civilian Pilot Training Program at DU in the 1940s. Currently there are only two yearbooks of the 1943 classes in this collection. This material may or may not be connected to U037 School of Glider Flight and Construction Records. The two programs were started at similar times, but it is unclear whether or not the two programs were connected academically or functionally.


  • 1943

Biographical / Historical

Beginning in 1938, The Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP) was implemeted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to create a pool of trained pilots in case of military need. Over 1000 colleges and unviersities were official CPTP training campuses. Between the years of 1939-1944, CPTP trained 435,165 pilots who recorded nearly 12 million flight hours. (Natl. Museum of United States Air Force)


.25 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

The scope and contentes of this collection include anything having to do with the Civilian Pilot Training Program hosted at the University of Denver


This collection is currently arranged in 1 series: Yearbooks

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

2150 East Evans Avenue
Denver CO 80208
(303) 871-3428