Undergraduate Research Journal


World War II, for the United States, relied on men from every background and experience to fill the ranks and complete the necessary tasks towards eventual victory. A diverse nation with a diverse populous was required to be trained and made uniform into the military in a short period of time. The whole of American society and institutions had to adapt to support the war effort and the men fighting. Colleges across the country would also find manners in which to help win the war. An example of a college that changed to help students become soldiers is the Nebraska State Teachers College at Kearney or NSTC. This institution serves a case example of colleges that during the war hosted pilot training programs for the Army and Navy. These training programs would serve as critical sources of pilots and crewmembers during the war.



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