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Basic Training: Vultee BT-13 ("Vultee Vibrator")

Cadet Winthrop Jackson began basic training at Perrin Field, Sherman, TX on February 20th, 1943.

His instruction was in the Vultee BT-13A, unofficially known as the "Vultee Vibrator" due to the distinct vibration of the large glass and frame canopy.

Jackson logged 74 hours and 10 minutes in BT-13s by the time he finished basic on March 18th, 1943.

The photo of the BT-13 shown here in a pre-war Army Air Corps paint scheme was taken in Grass Valley, California in July, 2002.