I received a photo of a of a B-24 pilot from one of his relatives who thought the photo "was of his commissioning". However, the photo shows the individual wearing the Arrowhead/T of the 36th ID and 1st Sergeant stripes. I looked up his enlistment record at NARA and he enlisted 25 November 1940 at Waco, TX into the National Guard. That fits with the 36th ID patch. The pilot and crew arrived in Italy on 20 March 1944 and the pilot was KIA 2 July 1944. It should have taken 18 - 24 months to go through pilot training, crew training and get to Italy, which puts him as a cadet sometime March to November '42. That seems fast to make 1st Sergeant. Am I missing something?