Ergebnisse der Nachforschungen hinsichtlich Al Bielek's Behauptungen über
seine 90-Tage Ausbildung in Providence, Rhode Island

Al Bielek behauptet, daß er und sein 'Bruder' Duncan im September 1939 als Offiziere (Leutnant) der US Navy in die Ausbildungseinrichtung in Providenec, Rhode Island eingetreten sind und das beide dort eine 90-Tage Grundausbildung erhalten haben. Der einzige Ort auf Rhode Island, an dem diese Art von Ausbildung stattgefunden hat ist die Brown Universität. Die Original-Texte der Antworten sind auf dieser Seite dargestellt. Die email-Adressen sowie die IP-Nummern der Institute sind absichtlich nicht gelöscht worden, um die Überprüfung der Echtheit dieser Antworten zu erlauben. Die Absender-Adresse wurde unkenntlich gemacht.

Antwort der Brown Universität, Rhode Island, vom 22. Februar 2001

Ergebnis:
Es wurde keine entsprechende Offizier-Ausbildung vor dem Herbst 1940 durchgeführt, was wiederum eine weitere Behauptung Bieleks als unwahr enttarnt.

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Dear Gerold M. Schelm:

A Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) unit was
established at Brown in the fall of 1940 with 110 members, along with
a Department of Naval Science and Tactics. Students who were
admitted to the Corps under peace-time conditions before March 1943
took a four-year course in naval science and tactics which,together
with a summer cruise. entitled them to a degree and a commission in
the Volunteer Naval Reserve or Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps.
Students in the Corps in March 1943 completed their program as Naval
students, Class V-12, in the Naval Reserve.

On July 1, 1943 the Navy V-12 program began on 131 American
college campuses. At this time Brown had about 600 Navy V-12
students from four different sources; 1) the new V-12 students who
were mostly selected by the Navy from secondary schools; 2) former
V-1 students who had joined the Navy as freshmen and sophomores
before March 1943 and had been on inactive duty; 3) former V-7
students who had joined the Navy as juniors and seniors and were
close to being commissioned; 4) The Naval ROTC students who had been
enlisted in the Brown unit which started in 1940.

This describes the connection of the University with the
Navy. To describe further the Naval Science and Tactics department
and content of the courses it would be best if I could send you some
excerpts from the college catalogues. For that I would need a
mailing address.

Martha Mitchell, University Archivist

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