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------------------ James Perry wrote: "> The wiki article on the British Commonwealth Air Training > Plan (aka Empire Air Training Scheme) says that "The plan > remains the single largest aviation training program in > history". ... Can this > possibly be true? ... the USAAF trained > 193,000 pilots, 45,000 bombardiers, 50,000 navigators, and > 297,000 air gunners in World War II. ... > I tried to determine how many pilots the Soviets trained in > World War II." Probably one has to work out the definitions first: the wikipedia article may not be including entire air forces such as the USAAF in the definition of "aviation training program". If it matters, then I suggest first researching what the author of the wikipedia article defines as a "training program". Regards Michael Mitchell _______________________________________________________________ ----- For subscription help, go to: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ To change your subscription settings, go to http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-war -----