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James C. Purvis

Vintage 8x10 Photograph

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Major James C. Purvis, all-American backfielder at Purdue University in his collegiate days, physical training director for Army Air Forces (A. A. F.) Training Command with additional duties as director of athletics for the football team. 

World War II era U.S. Army Air Corps.; original 8 x 10 inch glossy fiber photograph officially published by the U.S. Army Air Corps.

Vernacular photograph of Purvis inspecting the Turner Field Athletic Department; taken at Turner Air Force Base which was originally known as the Air Corps Advanced Flying School (Twin Engine), Albany, Georgia. Opened in June of 1941, the first class graduated in October. But on July 21, 1941, the name changed and the installation was officially designated as Turner Field in honor of 2nd Lt. Sullivan Preston Turner, a native of Georgia who was killed in an airplane accident at Langley Field, Virginia on May 23, 1940. (In January 1948, this designation was changed to Turner Air Force Base).

Verso bears original credit ink stamping and hand-written ID description.

In fine condition.

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TAGS: World War II, United States Army, Photography History

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