If We Had Wings

Charles Dryden

1938

August 1, 1938

Charles Dryden started taking _______ at City ________ in New York.

1940

August 1, 1940

Charles Dryden joined the _________ Pilot _________ Program at City College.

1941

August 1, 1941

Charles Dryden received his orders to train at in ___________, Alabama.

1943

July 2, 1943

Charles Dryden was in his first actual _________ with an enemy _____. They shot a hole in his wing the size of a _______.

World War II

1937

July 7, 1937

Japan invades ______. When the League of _______ objects, _________ just quits the League.

1938

March 13, 1938

Hitler led __________ to attack Austria, and then the ___________ of Nations made him promise not to take over any more territory.

1939

September 1, 1939

World War II officially begins on the continent of ___________.

1940

January 1, 1940 - December 31, 1940

By the end of this year, Germany controlled Austria, C___________, P__, N___, D___, Ne_______, B____, L_____________, and France.

1941

December 7, 1941

The American Naval Base at __________ ___________ was attacked, and America joined World War II.

African Americans in flight

1938

December 27, 1938

The United States created the ___________ Pilot Training __________, just in case extra pilots were needed.

1939

April 3, 1939

Congress made a _______ to let African Americans begin training as _____________. Most people ignored this law.

1940

September 1, 1940

President _________ Delano ________________ gave orders that African Americans must be allowed to join the Army _____ Corps.

1941

July 1, 1941

The first group of African American aviation ________ were sent to _____________, Alabama for training.

1943

July 2, 1943

Charles Hall was the first _________ ______________ pilot to shoot down an enemy plane.