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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – March 26, 1945

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Training in a World War II era Link trainer – misslesandmoremuseum.org

Susanville Man Wins Praise for his Adaptation
March 26, 1945

A letter of commendation expressing appreciation for pioneering work in the field of synthetic training devices for the Army Air Forces has been received by Cpl. Clark L. Burr, 1520 Main St., Susanville, Calif.

Cpl. Burr, who was an auto mechanic in Susanville before entering the service, has been in the Link Trainer department at Chico Army Air Field for over two years. During that time, he has made several contributions to the efficient operations of the simulated aircraft which can do everything a real plane can, except fly.

His latest development in the synthetic trainer field was in the installation of very high frequency radio equipment in the Links which exactly simulates that found on the P-38 Lightning fighters, in which pilots receive combat training at Chico.

As a result of Cpl. Burr’s installations, Chico Army Air Field is the first base to feature such a development. This equipment now will become standard for all Fourth Air Force stations.

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