Civil Air Patrol Essay
Because of that incident the Civil Air Patrol was allowed either a single one-hundred pound bomb or a three-hundred pound depth-charge depending on the type and horsepower of the aircraft. Also it has been rumored that Civil Air Patrol sunk on German U-Boat by throwing hand-grenades out of the doors and windows of the aircraft. The first submarine sunk was hit with two depth charges from Captain Johnny Haggins and Major Wynant Farr’s Grumman G-44 Widgeon. After the end of WWII the government disbanded the Civil Air Patrol from using any type of bombs, firepower, or weapons. During the Second World War, fifty-seven Civil Air Patrol members lost their lives defending their country. Twenty-six of the men lost were on Coastal Patrol.
The operations of CAP after WWII proved valuable enough to keep the organization around. Although no longer a “Wartime Helper”, Civil Air Patrol has found its spot in the community with the youth. Anyone can join CAP as a cadet between the ages of twelve and eighteen. After the age of eighteen, you can join the squadron as a senior member. Civil Air Patrol, being the auxiliary of the US Air Force, uses the same rank as the Air Force. From Airman Basic up to Colonel being the highest. The respect that Civil Air Patrol has acquired from all branches