LOWRY AFB The History

Armament School

Originally Published:  05/04/2017 10:57
Major   Leo   H.   Vanderhoven,   right,   was   the   Department's   director.   The   assistant   director was Capt. Lawrence R. Lyman, left. The   Department   of Armament   Training   began   in   1921   at   Chanute   Field,   Illinois,   and   was transferred   to   Lowry   Field,   Colorado   in   February,   1938. At   one   time   Buckley   Field   was   a sub-station    for   Armament    Training,    and    at    that    time,    the    peak    student    load    was approximately   15,000.   Thousands   of   personnel   have   been   trained   in   the   various   phases of Armament Training presented at Lowry Field. The Armament   Department   is   divided   into   6   Branches,   of   which   14   different   courses   are taught.   Training   included   the   loading   and   dropping   of   bombs   while   also   graduating   trained   Master,   Advanced,   and Airplane Armorers. The first ten armament students graduated on March 19, 1938. The courses in the Department of Armament by Branches are as follows: a.  AIRPLANE ARMAMENT OFFICERS' BRANCH The   Airplane   Armament   Officers'   Course   in   which   officer   personnel   are   trained   to   supervise   air   and   ground   crew   units in all maintenance phases of aircraft armament and chemical materials and equipment. b.  AIRPLANE ARMORERS BRANCH The    Airplane    Armorers    Course     in    which    enlisted    personnel    are    trained    to    perform    1st    and    2nd    echelon    of maintenance on all armament except bomb sights and remote control turret systems and related sights. c.  POWER TURRET AND GUN SIGHT BRANCH (1) Power Turret and Gun Sights Mechanic Course   in   which   enlisted   personnel   are   taught   to   perform   1st   and   2nd   echelon   maintenance   on   locally   controlled power turrets and related sights and equipment. (2) Power   Turret   and   Gun   Sight   Repairman   Course    in   which   enlisted   personnel   are   trained   to   perform   all   echelons (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th) of maintenance on locally controlled power turrets, sights, and related equipment. d.  BOMB SIGHT MAINTENANCE BRANCH (1)     Bomb    Sight    Mechanic    Course     in    which    enlisted    personnel    are    trained    to    perform    1st    and    2nd    echelon maintenance on bomb sights and related automatic pilots. (2)    Bomb   sight   and   Automatic   Pilot   Repairman   Course    in   which   enlisted   personnel   are   trained   to   perform   all echelons (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th) of maintenance on bomb sights and automatic pilots. e.  REMOTE CONTROL TURRET BRANCH (1)    Remote   Control   Turret   Mechanic   Course    in   which   enlisted   personnel   are   trained   to   perform   1st   and   2nd echelon maintenance on aircraft remote control turret systems. (2)    Remote   Control   Turret   Repairman   Course    in   which   enlisted   personnel   are   trained   to   perform   all   echelons   (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th) of maintenance on aircraft remote control turret systems. f.  AVIATION ORDNANCE BRANCH (1) Armory   Maintenance   and   Repair   Officer   Course    in   which   officer   personnel   are   trained   in   the   maintenance, repair and inspection of small arms and AAF ordnance material. (2)    Aviation   Ordnance   Officer    in   which   officer   personnel   are   trained   to   perform   the   duties   of   Ordnance   Officers assigned to tactical squadrons and groups, service companies and groups, and air base units within the Air Forces. (3)    Ammunition   Supply   Officer    in   which   Officer   personnel   are   trained   in   the   technical   aspects   of   Ammunition   and Ammunition Supply as is required of an Ammunition Supply Officer. (4)    Weapons   Repairman,   Small Arms    in   which   enlisted   personnel   are   trained   to   perform   all   echelons   (1st,   2nd,   3rd and   4th)   of   maintenance   on   all   types   of   automatic   hand   and   shoulder   weapons,   applicable   small   arms,   and   ground   and anti-aircraft mounts used by the Air Forces. (5)   Ammunition   Supply   Technician    in   which   enlisted   personnel   are   taught   to   inspect,   grade,   renovate,   and   destroy ammunition, as well as procedures of Ammunition Supply and how to estimate and operate ammunition supply points. (6)    Ammunition   Renovator   in   which   enlisted   personnel   are   trained   to   pack   and   repack,   inspect   and   renovate   Air Force ammunition.
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Studying the mechanisms of a remote-controlled turret gun.  [Wings] Studying the mechanisms of a remote-controlled turret gun. Studying the mechanisms of a remote-controlled turret gun. Department of Armament Building 379.  [Wings] Department of Armament Building 379 Department of Armament Building 379 Drawings, mock-ups, and actual units make learning easier.  [Wings] Drawings, mock-ups, and actual units make learning easier Drawings, mock-ups, and actual units make learning easier Students study using Training Aids Dept. constructed B-29 Central Fire Control System.  [Wings] Students study using Training Aids Dept. constructed B-29 Central Fire Control System Students study using Training Aids Dept. constructed B-29 Central Fire Control System Armament students are tought fire control systems of the very latest planes.  [Wings] Armament students are tought fire control systems of the very latest planes Armament students are tought fire control systems of the very latest planes Standing over an intricate Armament Dept. mock-up, Gen. Bres of the ROTC and Lt. Col. Messerschmitt talk with Chinese officer.  [Wings] Standing over an intricate Armament Dept. mock-up, Gen. Bres of the ROTC and Lt. Col. Messerschmitt talk with Chinese officer.  [Wings] Standing over an intricate Armament Dept. mock-up, Gen. Bres of the ROTC and Lt. Col. Messerschmitt talk with Chinese officer.  [Wings] Remote Control Turret study often gets so interesting that one works better without a shirt.  [Wings] Remote Control Turret study often gets so interesting that one works better without a shirt.  [Wings] Remote Control Turret study often gets so interesting that one works better without a shirt.  [Wings]
Lowry AFB The History

Armament School

Major   Leo   H.   Vanderhoven   was   the   Department's   director, the assistant director was Capt. Lawrence R. Lyman. The    Department    of   Armament    Training    began    in    1921    at Chanute   Field,   Illinois,   and   was   transferred   to   Lowry   Field, Colorado   in   February,   1938.   At   one   time   Buckley   Field   was   a sub-station   for   Armament   Training,   and   at   that   time,   the peak   student   load   was   approximately   15,000.   Thousands   of personnel    have    been    trained    in    the    various    phases    of Armament Training presented at Lowry Field. The   Armament   Department   is   divided   into   6   Branches,   of which   14   different   courses   are   taught.   Training   included   the loading   and   dropping   of   bombs   while   also   graduating   trained Master,    Advanced,    and    Airplane    Armorers.    The    first    ten armament students graduated on March 19, 1938. The   courses   in   the   Department   of Armament   by   Branches   are as follows: a.  AIRPLANE ARMAMENT OFFICERS' BRANCH The   Airplane   Armament    Officers'    Course    in    which    officer personnel   are   trained   to   supervise   air   and   ground   crew   units in   all   maintenance   phases   of   aircraft   armament   and   chemical materials and equipment. b.  AIRPLANE ARMORERS BRANCH The Airplane Armorers   Course   in   which   enlisted   personnel   are trained   to   perform   1st   and   2nd   echelon   of   maintenance   on all   armament   except   bomb   sights   and   remote   control   turret systems and related sights. c.  POV/ER TURRET AND GUN SIGHT BRANCH (1) Power Turret and Gun sights Mechanic Course   in   which   enlisted   personnel   arc   taught   to   perform   1st and   2nd   echelon   maintenance   on   locally   controlled   power turrets and related sights and equipment. (2) Power Turret and Gun Sight Repairman Course in    which    enlisted    personnel    are    trained    to    perform    all echelons   (1st,   2nd,   3rd,   and   4th)   of   maintenance   on   locally controlled power turrets, sights, and related equipment. d.  BOMB SIGHT MAINTENANCE BRANCH (1)  Bomb Sight Mechanic Course in   which   enlisted   personnel   are   trained   to   porform   1st   and 2nd    echelon    maintenance    on    bomb    sights    and    related automatic pilots. (2)  Bomb sight and Automatic Pilot Repairman Course in    which    enlisted    personnel    are    trained    to    perform    all echelons   (1st,   2nd,   3rd   and   4th)   of   maintenance   on   bomb sights and automatic pilots. e.  REMOTE CONTROL TURRET BRANCH (1)  Remote Control Turret Mechanic Course in   which   enlisted   personnel   are   trained   to   perform   1st   and 2nd   echelon   maintenance   on   aircraft   remote   control   turret systems. (2)  Remote Control Turret Repairman Course in    which    enlisted    personnel    are    trained    to    perform    all echelons   (1st,   2nd,   3rd   and   4th)   of   maintenance   on   aircraft remote control turret systems. f.  AVIATION ORDNANCE BRANCH (1) Armory Maintenance and Repair Officer Course in   which   officer   personnel   are   trained   in   the   maintenance, repair    and    inspection    of    small    arms    and    AAF    ordnance material. (2)  Aviation Ordnance Officer in   which   officer   personnel   are   trained   to   perform   the   duties of    Ordnance    Officers    assigned    to    tactical    squadrons    and groups,   service   companies   and   groups,   and   air   base   units within the Air Forces. (3)  Ammunition Supply Officer in    which    Officer    personnel    are    trained    in    the    technical aspects   of Ammunition   and Ammunition   Supply   as   is   required of an Ammunition Supply Officer. (4)  Weapons Repairman, Small Arms in    which    enlisted    personnel    are    trained    to    perform    all echelons   (1st,   2nd,   3rd   and   4th)   of   maintenance   on   all   types of   automatic   hand   and   shoulder   weapons,   applicable   small arms,   and   ground   and   anti-aircraft   mounts   used   by   the   Air Forces. (5)  Ammunition Supply Technician in   which   enlisted   personnel   are   taught   to   inspect,   grade, renovate,   and   destroy   ammunition,   as   well   as   procedures   of Ammunition    Supply    and    how    to    estimate    and    operate ammunition supply points. (6)  Ammunition Renovator in   which   enlisted   personnel   are   trained   to   pack   and   repack, inspect and renovate Air Force ammunition.
Department of Armament Building 379.  [Wings] Department of Armament Building 379 Department of Armament Building 379 Drawings, mock-ups, and actual units make learning easier.  [Wings] Drawings, mock-ups, and actual units make learning easier Drawings, mock-ups, and actual units make learning easier Students study using Training Aids Dept. constructed B-29 Central Fire Control System.  [Wings] Students study using Training Aids Dept. constructed B-29 Central Fire Control System Students study using Training Aids Dept. constructed B-29 Central Fire Control System Studying the mechanisms of a remote-controlled turret gun.  [Wings] Studying the mechanisms of a remote-controlled turret gun. Studying the mechanisms of a remote-controlled turret gun. Armament students are tought fire control systems of the very latest planes.  [Wings] Armament students are tought fire control systems of the very latest planes.  [Wings] Armament students are tought fire control systems of the very latest planes.  [Wings] Standing over an intricate Armament Dept. mock-up, Gen. Bres of the ROTC and Lt. Col. Messerschmitt talk with Chinese officer.  [Wings] Standing over an intricate Armament Dept. mock-up, Gen. Bres of the ROTC and Lt. Col. Messerschmitt talk with Chinese officer Standing over an intricate Armament Dept. mock-up, Gen. Bres of the ROTC and Lt. Col. Messerschmitt talk with Chinese officer Remote Control Turret study often gets so interesting that one works better without a shirt.  [Wings] Remote Control Turret study often gets so interesting that one works better without a shirt.  [Wings] Remote Control Turret study often gets so interesting that one works better without a shirt.  [Wings]
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