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"Y" coded AT-6's based at Williams Field, AZ

 

Official USAAF Photo courtesy of the S. Hoza Collection

 

The North American AT-6 Texan was the exclusive aircraft assigned for "Advanced Flying Training- Single Engine" 

 

 


USAAF Western  Flying Training Command
 

Army Air Field

Fuselage Letter Code

Code Letter Source

Luke Field, AZ

X

PhoeniX, AZ

Stockton, CA

K

StocKton

Williams Field, AZ

Y

HigleY

Yuma, AZ

U

YUma

 
USAAF Central Flying Training Command
 

Army Air Field

Fuselage Letter Code

Code Letter Source

Aloe, TX

(NLA)


Avenger Field, TX

U

HoUston, TX

Brooks Field, TX

O

BroOks

Eagle Pass, TX

EP

Eagle Pass

Foster Field, TX

(NLA)


Kelly Field, TX

(NLA)

 

Lake Charles, LA

(NLA)

 

Marfa, TX

M

Marfa

Moore Field, TX

(NLA)

 

Randolph Field, TX

RandolpH

Waco, TX

#J

unknown

 

NLA:  No Letter Assigned

# The field letter code was a suffix to the assigned sequential number  (e.g. 515J)

 

 
 
USAAF Eastern Flying Training Command

Army Air Field

Fuselage Letter Code

Code Letter Source

Craig Field, AL

CR

Craig

Jackson, MS

J

Jackson

Marianna, FL

MA

MArianna

Maxwell Field, AL

M, HQ

Montgomery

HeadQuarters

Moody Field, GA

MO

Moody

Napier Field, AL

N

Napier

Spence Field, GA

SP

SPence

Stewart Field, NY *

(NLA)

Tuskegee, AL

TU

TUskegee

 

(NLA)  No  Letter Assigned

 * Stewart Field was assigned for use by USMA Cadets

  

 

 

 

Historical Notes

  • The above training aircraft fuselage letter codes for the EFTC were assigned by a letter dated 20 May, 1942 from "HQ, Southeast Army Air Forces Training Center, Maxwell Field, AL". 
  • Approximately 6800 AT-6's were delivered to the USAAF.  
  • Cadets typically received 75 to 80 hours flying instruction at this level prior to moving on to Transition Training.


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"X" coded AT-6 from Luke Field, AZ 


USAAF Photo from W.T. Larkins Collection

"N" coded AT-6 based at Napier Field, FL 

 

USAAF Photo courtesy of the Ken Crist Collection

 "CR" coded AT-6 based at Craig AAF, AL
 
USAAF photo 
 

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Surplus AT-6's from three different fields (X- Luke Field, L - Minter Field,   Z - Las Vegas AAF)


W.T Larkins photo

 "CO" coded AT-6 from Columbus AAF, MS



Official USAAF Photo via D. Trojan

"SP" coded AT-6 based at Spence AAF, GA


 

USAAF Photo 

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"U" coded AT-6 based at Avenger Field, TX


Photo credit as noted

"EP" coded AT-6 based at Eagle Pass AAF, TX



Photo courtesy of San Diego Air & Space Museum

 

 

"H" coded AT-6 based at Randolph Field, TX



Photo courtesy of San Diego Air & Space Museum

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"TU" coded AT-6 based at Tuskeegee AAF, AL

 
USAAF Photo from the Collection of Ken Crist
 
 
 
 

 "MA" coded AT-6 based at Marianna AAF, FL
 
Photo courtesy of the Allan Hammonds Collection 

"X" coded AT-6C's based at Luke Field, AZ
 
USAAF Photo from the Collection of Ken Crist 
 
 

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"K" coded AT-6's based at Stockton AAF, CA
 
USAAF photo from the Collection of Ken Crist 
 
 

  "T" coded AT-6's based at Mather AAF, CA
 
USAAF Photo from the Collection of Ken Crist 
 
 

"M" coded AT-6 based at Maxwell Field, AL
 
USAAF Photo from the Air University Office, Maxwell AFB, AL  

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"J" coded AT-6 based at Jackson AAF, MS
 
Photo from the NIMH Collection 
 
 

"J" (suffix coded) AT-6 based at Waco AAF, TX
 
 
Official USAAF Photo 

"O" coded AT-6 based at Brooks Field, TX
 
Official USAAF photo 
 
 

 
 
Note: More AT-6 Texans images are illustrated in subsections for Basic Flying Training, British Flying Training Schools and Flexible Gunnery Schools.