Postcard showing the Advance Trainers Flying in Formation, Napier Field, Dothan, Alabama, 1942 Item Reference : cny03215
The postcard was bought by Gordon Postlethwaite as a souviner of his trip to the USA to train as a pilot. Gordon Postlethwaite from Manchester joined the RAF on 9th July 1941 aged 18 years. He successfully trained as a pilot in Alabama USA and returned to Europe where he flew numerous missions. He crashed and was taken prisoner in 1944 and was sent to a camp in Poland, where he stayed until the end of the war when the camp was liberated.
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