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"Y" coded AT-9 and UC-78B based at Williams Field, AZ


Official USAAF Photo courtesy of Ken Crist


 
USAAF Western Flying Training Command

Army Air Field

Fuselage Letter Code

Aircraft

Code Letter Source

Douglas, AZ

A

AT-9, AT-17, UC-78, AT-24

DouglAs

Ft. Sumner, NM

I

UC-78

unknown

La Junta, CO

J

AT-9, AT-17, AT-24, UC-78, B-25

Junta

Marfa, TX

N

 AT-17, UC-78

unknown

Pecos AAF, TX

P

AT-17, UC-78

Pecos

Roswell, NM

W

AT-9, AT-10,  AT-17, UC-78

RosWell

Stockton Field, CA*

K

AT-7, AT-17, AT-20

StocKton

Victorville, CA

V

AT-9,  AT-17

Victorville

Williams Field, AZ **

Y

AT-9, AT-10,  AT-17

HigleY

Yuma, AZ

U

AT-9, AT-17

YUma

* In 1944 Stockton Field transitioned from an advanced 2-E school to a basic school.

 

** The Beech AT-10 was removed from service at Williams Field, AZ as the very low relative humidity and high heat was detrimental to the adhesives and compromised the structural integrity of the airframe. The aircraft type was relegated to operations in the central and eastern portions of the US where the relative humidity was higher.  The AT-10 was constructed mostly of plywood. 

 

Note: The usage of the fuselage letter of " I " was originally utilized by Mather Field for its Centralized Instructor School and was applied to their Ryan PT-22 Recuits. This school was later transferred to Randolph Field and eventually disbanded. The letter was then re-assigned to Ft. Sumner AAF.    


 

 

USAAF Central Flying Training Command

 

Army Air Field

Fuselage Letter Code

Aircraft

Code Letter Source

Altus, OK

(NLA)

AT-9, UC-78

 

Blackland,TX *

#N

AT-9, AT-10, AT-17

BlacklaNd

Brooks Field, TX

O

AT-9, AT-10, AT-17

BroOks

Ellington Field, TX

(NLA)

AT-9

 

Frederick, OK

(NLA)

AT-9, UC-78

 

Kelly Field, TX

O

AT-10

Brooks

Lubbock, TX

(NLA)

AT-9, AT-17

 

Pampa, TX

# U

AT-9, AT-10, AT-17, UC-78

unknown

Randolph Field, TX

G, H

AT-9

RandolpH

G -?

 

* 2-E training at Blackland AAF was a Sub-Base of Waco AAF.

# The letter code was a suffix to the assigned sequential number (e.g. 432U)

(NLA) : No Letter Assigned 

 
 
USAAF Eastern Flying Training Command

Army Air Field

Fuselage Letter  Code

Aircraft

Code Letter Source

Blytheville, AR

BL

AT-9, AT-10, AT-17, AT-24

BLytheville

Columbus, MS

CO

AT-8, AT-9, AT-10

COlumbus

Freeman Field, IN

F

 AT-10

Freeman

George Field, IL

GE

AT-10

George

Maxwell Field, AL

M

AT-9, AT-17

Maxwell

Moody Field, GA

MO

AT-9, AT-10, AT-17

MOody

Shaw AAF, SC

S

AT-10

Shaw

Stuttgart, AR

ST

AT-10, UC-78

STuttgart

Turner Field, GA

T

AT-9, AT-10, AT-17, TB-25

Turner

Tuskegee, AL

TU

 AT-10, TB-25

TUskegee

    

Note: Advanced 2-E flying training was conducted at Stewart AAF, NY and was exclusively for cadets at the USMA. Their AT-10's carried no fuselage code.

 

 

                                          Deliveries to the USAAF


                                          Cessna AT-8 Bobcat          33

                                                                      Curtiss AT-9 Jeep             791

                                          Beech AT-10 Wichita      2371

                                          Cessna AT-17 Bobcat     1199

                                          Lockheed AT-18 Hudson  300

                                          Federal AT-20 Anson          50

                                                                      Cessna UC-78  Bobcat    3437


Historical Notes

 

  • Cadets typically recieved 75-80 hours flight instruction at this level prior to moving to Transition Specialized Training.
  • Curtiss AT-9 Jeep:  The NMUSAF has the only remaining intact example in existance.
  • Beech AT-10 Wichita: The NMUSAF has the only remaining intact example in existance.
  • Federal AT-20 Anson: Following V-E Day all remaining aircraft were returned to the RCAF.

 

Curious Note 1: The Curtiss AT-9 Jeep was barred from post -WWII surplus sales as it was deemed too dangerous of an aircraft for civilian use. Hence, all were scrapped

Curious Note 2:  Post-WWII purchases of the Beech AT-10 were made primarily for the purpose of scavening the engines for spares as they were usable in the Stearman Kaydets.  

 

 


 

 

 

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"K" coded AT-17 based at Stockton Field, CA 


Photo by W.T. Larkins

"T" coded AT-9 based at Mather Field, CA 

 

Photo by W.T. Larkins

"U" coded  AT-9 based at Yuma AAF, AZ 

 

USAAF Photo from the W.T. Larkins Collection

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"GE" coded  Beech AT-10's  based at George Field, IL

USAAF Photo courtesy of Lawrence Library Collection 

"ST" coded AT-10's based at Stuttgart AAF, AR 

USAAF Photo courtesy of Stuttgart Public Library Collection

"V" coded AT-9 based at Victorville AAF, CA.

USAAF Photo courtesy of Ken Crist Collection

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"BL" coded  AT-9 based at Blytheville AAF, AR 


Official USAAF Photo from G. Myers Collection

"A" coded UC-78's based at Douglas AAF, AZ 


Official USAAF Photo from S. Hoza Collection

"F" coded AT-10 based at Freeman Field, IN


Official USAAF Photo via Ken Crist

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"CO" coded AT-17 based at Columbus AAF, MS


Official USAAF Photo via D. Trojan 

"CO" coded AT-9's based at  Columbus AAF, MS


Official USAAF Photo via D. Trojan

"T" coded AT-10's based at Turner Field, GA


Official USAAF Photo via D. Trojan

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"A" coded AT-9 based at Douglas AAF, AZ


Official USAAF Photo via D. Trojan

"G" and "H" coded AT-9's based at Randolph Field, TX 

 

Official USAAF Photo via Tom Michel

"N" (suffix coded) AT-17's based at Waco AAF (Blackland Field), TX


Official USAAF Photo 

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This Curtiss AT-9 is the only remaining intact example of the type in existance and is on display at the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio

 

Photo by J.D. Voss 

This Beech AT-10 Wichita is the only remaining intact example of the type in existance and is on display at the USAF Museum in Dayton, Ohio.


Photo by J.D Voss 

"Y" coded AT-9 based at Williams Field, AZ


USAAF Photo from the Collection of Steve Hoza 

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"TU" coded B-25 based at Tuskegee AAF, AL
 
USAAF photo from the Collection of Alan Hammond 
 
 

"S" coded B-25 based at Marana AAF, AZ
(Continuation Training)
 
USAAF Photo from the Collection of Steve Hoza 

"K" coded AT-7 based at Stockton AAF, CA
 
 
USAAF Photo from the Collection of Ken Crist 

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"W" coded AT-17's based at Roswell AAF, NM


Official USAAF Photo from Ken Crist Collection

"K" coded AT-20's based at Stockton AAF, CA. Note original RCAF yellow paint scheme.
 
USAAF Photo from the Collection of Ken Crist 

"J" coded AT-17's based at La Junta AAF, CO
 
USAAF Photo from the Collection of Ken Crist 

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"I" coded UC-78 based at Ft. Sumner AAF, NM
(note I code on nose) 
 
USAAF Photo from the Collection of Ken Crist 
 
 

"MO" coded AT-10's based at Moody AAF, GA
 
USAAF Photo from the Collection of Ken Crist 

"O" coded AT-10 based at Kelly Field, TX
 
Photo from the Chuck Cravens Collection 

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"N" coded AT-17's based at Marfa AAF, TX
 
USAAF Photo from the Collection of R. Gardner 

"TU" marked AT-10 based at Tuskegee AAF, AL
 
USAAF Photo from the Collection of Terveurn 

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