Tails Up!—The Royal Air Force in OklahomaNow out of print.
Of 2000 copies which were printed, less than thirty copies of The Royal Air Force in Oklahoma remain in the possession of the author as of November 2011. It is suggested that if you wish to learn about the history of Oklahoma's two secret British Flying Training Schools operated in Ponca City and Miami, Oklahoma during World War II, you should search the internet for libraries and museums which own copies or check with the vendors listed on this website. They may still have a limited supply. You may also contact the author directly by clicking here for more information.
The RAF in Oklahoma will certainly be a book you will want to use as a research resource since it contains hundreds of photographs which are worth viewing.
No. 6 and No. 3 BFTS in Oklahoma during World War II
Check out the latest news concerning the group of people who still keep in contact more than seventy years later. You never know what might be happening with these former flyboys and their fans. Maybe you have questions or information about one of the cadets or other people who trained or worked at the schools. If so, you will want to post a query or share what you know about them in order to help others learn their fate as you help preserve their intriguing history. I am always looking for new facts about these fascinating schools, their staffs, their friends and families, and most of all - about the men who learned to fly over Oklahoma.
I am also very happy to accept photographs of them which will be placed in my extensive image file. Check out this site for a few snapshots of the RAF in Oklahoma during WWII. Contact me and I will be happy to share what I know.
If I don't have the answers, then perhaps I can link you to a site which might have other valuable answers to your questions. Ready to learn more about these fascinating cadets who learned to fly over Oklahoma prairies? Open up the throttle and fly on in!
The Neighborhood—Memories of an Oklahoma Boyhood
Journey back in time with The Neighborhood: Memories of an Oklahoma Boyhood by former resident, Robert E. Clark, Jr. This 448 page hardbound book has just been released locally by Ponca Prairie Press. Join the people of Oklahoma as they enjoy a trip back in time to the oil boom era of Ponca City and the lives of some of the boys who enjoyed growing up in the Acre Homes addition of Ponca City. Mr. Clark's father was one of the executives for E.W. Marland and through his connection with the oil baron, the children enjoyed privileges as they ran and played through the 300 acre estate.
The book is also available in Ponca City, OK at Brace Books and More and at the Marland Mansion Gift Shop.