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RAC37 Civil Air Patrol

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RAC37 Civil Air Patrol.jpg

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Title

RAC37 Civil Air Patrol

Description

A Cessna 172, one of 500 Cessna aircraft owned by the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is seen here. These aircraft are rotated periodically among active stations, including Roanoke Regional Airport. The CAP was established in 1941 to serve as a civilian resource during World War II, including anti-submarine surveillance along the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. Wes Hillman was a charter member of CAP; Roanoke's chapter dates back to 1942. In 1947, the CAP became an auxiliary of the US Air Force and remains so today. Its purpose is civil air defense, aviation education and flight training. Since 2001, it has taken on duties associated with the Department of Homeland Security.

Date

2013

Contributor

Courtesy of Mike Ewen

Identifier

RAC37

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Original Format

Digital tiff

Citation

“RAC37 Civil Air Patrol,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed December 5, 2021, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/RAC37%20.