Army Air Force Training School

The classroom layout for the Liberator engine training at Buick. This building was the original factory service center at Buick and later (in my time) it was truck repair.
Where the training took place for the Liberator engine at Buick in Flint, Michigan. This view is facing north-east.
Showing the students how magnesium burns.
Accessories class in factory #17-b.
Carburetor class.
Carburetor class.
In factory #17.
In #17-b.
In #17-b.
In factory #17.

In factory #17.
In factory #17-b.
Electrical class.
Electrical classroom.
Inspection area.
Inspection area.
Nose section area.
Nose section area.
Nose section area.
Nose section area.
Nose section area.
Nose section area.
Nose section area.
Power section area.
Power section area.
Power section area.
Same as below, only a full photo.
Power section area.
Power section classroom.
Supercharger class in factory #17.
Supercharger class.
Supercharger class.
Supercharger class. You are facing east.
Engine adjustment area. You are facing north inside factory #17.
Engine adjustment area.
Engine adjustment area.
Engine adjustment area.
Final adjustment.
Final adjustment.
A completed engine used in the classroom.
Engines ready for testing.
Heading for the engine test shed.
Engine test layout.
Engine test shed facing east. St. Johns st. is just beyond this. This buildings location is shown in the map farther below.
A group of graduates.
Mail call.
You had to look good for graduation.
The military band rehearsal.
The Army Air Force band.

The same buildings as described below.
Factory #94 in the background.
The south wall of factory #94. Bridge #23 is visible at the left. This bridge exited on Division street.
Location for the final graduation ceremonies.
This shows the factory layout during the war. The graduation ceremonies took place between factory #17 and #94. Also the final ceremony took place at the I.M.A. auditorium in downtown Flint. Original (unmodified) map from “A Place Called Buick” by: Don Bent.
Left to right we see factory #17-b, #28, #40, #41 heat treat, #03, #02, bridge #23 and #94.
This photo of graduation day shows factory #94 at the right with a part of factory #28 at the left. Factory #40 and #02 are in the background. The photographer must have been standing on the roof of the engine test shed.
Army air Force brass outside of factory #17-b at the north-end during graduation ceremony’s.
Graduation ceremony’s at the north-end of factory #17 and #17-b. Engine assembly and adjustment took place on the first floor north-end just inside the doors in factory #17.
W. F. Hufstader (dark suit) at graduation ceremony. This east facing view shows factory #94 at the left with the engine test shed in the background right. Saint Johns street (later James P. Cole blvd.) would be just beyond the test shed.
W. F. Hufstader with army air Force officers. Hufstader was the General sales manager for Buick but since there were no cars built during the war he took over the job of running the school.

William F. Hufstader was the dean of the school. Links: Factory #35 And #94 Factory #17 A View From The Past And Present Army Air Force Technical Training Liberator Engine work at Buick.Factory #28 #17 & #94 Demolition 2000Factory #17 Truck And Customer Service Inside Factory #17 War Work Factory #17-b and #17 Training School WWII Buick At It’s Battle Stations Factory #28 #17 & #94 Demolition 2000 THE FACTORY BEHIND THE CAR

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