Notes I've taken while talking to his wife, my Aunt Goldie, tell me he was inducted into the Army Air Corps in Abilene, Texas on the 7th of April 1942. He and Goldie married in Wichita Falls, Texas while he was in basic training at Sheppard Field. From there he went to Oklahoma.
The back of this photo has
POSE UR SELF
stamped across it.
Wikipedia I found "During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces (AAF) established numerous airfields in Oklahoma for training pilots and aircrews of AAF fighters and bombers or as major maintenance and supply centers." Another website has a document listing 50 Firsts in Tinker AFB History and number 13 is "First troops arrived at Tent City, Will Rogers Field -- the temporary quarters for enlisted personnel, 1 April 1942.