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TASK 3: Review of Historical Aviation Constructs

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Technical Report

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Air Force Personnel Center Randolph AFB United States

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At the end of World War II, the Army Air Forces Aviation Psychology Program produced a 19-volume series documenting their efforts in aircrew selection, training, the design of aircraft displays and controls, and the reassignment of aircrew returning from combat duty. Damos Aviation Services, Inc. DAS was tasked with digitizing the 19 volumes and developing a new index for reference and technical analysis. Eighteen volumes were digitized with their indices. Volume 7 was digitized but contains no index. The new index developed by DAS addresses four problems with the existing indices. The first concerned terminology. The 18 indices use terminology from the 1940s. The new index includes updated terminology for dated entries. Second, some of the 18 indices are very detailed others, very superficial. The new index contains additional entries for volumes with less detailed indices. Third, DAS created entries for Volume 7 and included them in the new index. Fourth, the 18 indices typically do not cross reference information in other volumes. This could force investigators to search multiple volumes to find needed information. DAS combined the 18 original indices and the new index into a 20th volume, which is completely searchable, to facilitate locating information across multiple volumes.

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  • Training Aircraft

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