Piper cub, artillary spotting training [request]

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    #1 proton45, May 25, 2009
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    I'm curious if their is any Army training material from WW2 on the subject of "Artillery Spotting" and flying the little Piper cubs? I have seen a couple of books that I might try and pick-up Janey: A little Plane in a Big War--WWII Artillery Spotting and Flying Low and Shot Down Twice: WWII Artillery Spotting. But I'm curious if their is any (training) films, or booklets?

    thanks... :)

    p.s. The Korean war would be ok too...:oops:

    I saw the Piper flight manuals,maintenance book and such...but I'm wondering if the army had a course in artillery/ armor spotting? Things like optimal approach altitudes,the types of camouflage the Germans used to hide flak batteries, search flight patterns...I'm also curious what might have been included in a course. Has anyone seen US Army or RAF information on these topics? Thanks again...

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    I'm really surprised that the army had no official training on this subject (that we know of?)... Its such a fascinating and dangerous job these fellows did. They where unsung hero's who where loved by the guys on the ground... How many lives did these guys save?
     
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    Hi proton,

    Well I thought I had something on this subject but I cant seem to find it. If I do I will post it.
     
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    Mmm...thanks for the effort. I'm starting to wonder if it was a "black art" (in WW2). One would think that by the time the Korean war or Vietnam happened that their would be some type of curriculum for teaching aerial artillery spotting...:?:
     
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    Found it Proton,

    Have a look, hope it helps.

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    Wow...top notch, thanks. :thumbright::thumbright::thumbright:

    You are the man!
     
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