Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Wofford College in World War II


Still smiling about that huge upset Wofford College pulled on last year's National Champion #5 University of North Carolina.  And, I am a huge Tarheel fan, but not when they play one of the "little guys."

During World War II many Wofford students were deployed overseas.  The U.S. Army took over the campus for aviation training.  The few remaining undergraduates attended neighboring Converse College, a women's school.

Enrollment at Wofford increased significantly after the war thanks to the G.I. Bill.

From F-A Military

The Army Air Corps took over Wofford for over a year 1943-1944.  It was used as a training detachment before aviation students went on to pre-flight training and flight school.  The remaining Wofford undergrads went to either Spartanburg Methodist or Converse College.

--GreGen

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