Finding Berlin in Binghamton: Weems, Link, and the Celestial Navigation Trainer

The year was 1939 and storm clouds were brewing over Europe.  With Germany becoming increasingly aggressive, Great Britain knew she would soon need a steady supply of pilots, navigators, and bombers – three crew types that required considerable time and money to train.  This need would bring together two of the greatest aeronautical minds of the time and would spur the creation of the most advanced flight training device ever built.

Edwin A. Link & Capt. P.V.H Weems C.N.T - Link1990R7.3984.tif - Edwin A. Link Jr. Collection - Binghamton University Libraries' Special Collections
Edwin A. Link and Captain P.V.H. Weems demonstrating the Celestial Navigation Trainer. Edwin A. Link Jr. Collection – Binghamton University Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives – Binghamton University

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