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"J" coded P-47's based at Dover AAF, DE


Official USAAF Photo courtesy of the Dover AFB AMC Museum

 

 

As stated on the Home page the assignment of fuselage letter codes to Transition Training aircraft (S-E in particular) does not seem meet any defined pattern (i.e. randomly chosen).  The WFTC and EFTC aircraft used the identical system used in the basic and advanced categories of training aircraft at those same AAF's and are documented as such.  



USAAF 1st Air Force
 

Army Air Field

Fuselage Letter Code

Aircraft

Bradley Field, CT

V

P-47, A-24

Dover, DE

J

P-40, P-47

Millville, NJ

M

P-47

Selfridge Field, MI

B, E, S

P-39, P-47

Seymour-Johnson Field, NC

A

P-40, P-47

Shaw AAF, SC

S (?)

P-47

Walterboro, SC

F

P-47

 
USAAF 2nd Air Force

Army Air Field

Fuselage Letter Code

Aircraft

Abiline, TX

A, E

P-40, P-47, A-24. A-26

Biggs Field, TX

P

P-47

Dalhart, TX

W

P-47

Ft. Sumner, NM

W

P-47

La Junta, CO

J

P-47

Majors Field, TX

M

P-47

Pecos, TX

P

P-51

Peterson Field, CO

D

P-40

Pyote, TX

A

P-63

Strother Field, KS

P

P-47

 
USAAF 3rd Air Force

Army Air Field

Fuselage Letter Code

Aircraft

Aiken, SC

A

P-40, P-51

Blackstone, VA

J

P-47

Bluethenthal Field, NC

A, S

P-47

Bartow, FL

L

P-51

Coffeyville, KS

(NLA)

F-5 (P-38)

Dale Mabry Field, FL

T

P-39, P-40, P-47, P-51

Esler Field, LA

C

P-39, P-40, RA-25

Ft. Myers, FL

A

P-39, P-40,P-47, P-51D

Harris Neck, GA

V

P-39, P-40

Hillsborough, FL

E

P-51A

Morris Field, NC

J

P-47

Myrtle Beach, SC

F

P-39

Perry, FL

N

P-40, P-47, P-51

Punta Gorda, FL

M

P-40, P-51

Richmond, VA

K

P-47

Sarasota, FL

H, J

P-40, P-47, P-51

Thomasville, GA

Z

P-39, P-40, P-51

Venice, FL

P

P-39, P-47

Waycross, GA

R

P-39, P-40

  


 

USAAF Western Flying Training Command

Army Air Airfield

Fuselage Letter Code

Aircraft

Code Letter Source

Luke Field, AZ

X

P-36, P-39, P-40, P-38

PhoeniX

Minter Field, CA

L

P-38

Lerdo

Muroc, CA

unknown

P-38


Victorville, CA

V

P-39

Victorville

Williams Field, AZ

Y

RP-322 (P-38), TP-40

HigleY


USAAF Central Flying Training Command


Army Air Field

Fuselage Letter Code

Aircraft

Aloe, TX

# W

P-47

Brooks Field, TX

O

BC-1, AT-6, O-52

Dalhart, TX

W

P-47

Foster Field, TX

# Y

AT-6, P-40, P-51

Matagorda Island, TX

M

P-47

Matagorda Peninsula, TX

P

P-322, P-40, P-47, P-51, B-18

Moore Field, TX

#Z

P-39, P-40

                                      
 # The letter code was a suffix to the assigned sequential number (e.g. 234M)
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USAAF Eastern Flying Training Command

Army Air Field

Fuselage Letter Code

Aircraft

Code Letter Source

Craig Field, AL

CR

P-40

CRaig

Napier Field, AL

N

P-40

Napier

Spence Field, GA

SP

P-40

SPence

Turner, GA

T

P-40

Turner

Tuskegee, AL

TU

P-40, P-51

TUskegee

 
 
 
USAAF Air Technical Service Command

Army Air Field

Fuselage Letter Code

Aircraft

Alachua, FL

(NLA)

P-40, P-51

Bruning, NE

Y

P-47

 

 

(NLA): No Letter Assigned

 

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"N" coded P-51 based at Perry AAF, Fl 



Photo by W.T. Larkins 

"V" coded TP-39 based at Victorville AAF, CA 



Photo by W.T. Larkins

"V" coded P-47's based at Bradley Field AAF, CT 


Photo courtesy of CT State Library

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"Y" coded TP-40 based at Foster Field, TX 


Photo by W.T.Larkins

"J" coded P-47 based at Dover AAF, DE  comes to grief.


Official USAAF Photo courtesy of Dover AFB AMC Museum

"X" coded P-40 based at Luke Field, AZ

Official USAAF photo from Collection of D. Trojan

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"Z" coded P-39 based at Thomasville AAF, GA

 

Photo courtesy of Allan Hammons Colection 

"E" coded P-51B based at Hillsborough AAF, FL


Photo courtesy of the Allan Hammons Collection

"W" coded P-47 based at Aloe AAF, TX


USAAF Photo from the Collection of Ken Crist 

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"P" coded P-40 based at Matagorda Peninsula AAF, TX


Photo courtesty of the Tom Michel Collection

"P" coded P-47 based at Matagoda Peninsula AAF, TX


Photo courtesty of the Tom Michel Collection

"Y" coded P-51 based at Foster Field,TX


Photo courtesty of the Tom Michel Collection

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"E" coded P-39's based at Selfridge Field, MI  



USAAF Photo from the Collection of Jeff Benya

 

"P" coded P-47D based at one of five AAF's that utilized this letter
 
USAAF Photo from the Collection of Ken Crist
 

"H" and "J" coded P-40's based at  Sarasota AAF, FL
 
 
 USAAF Photo 

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"Y" coded P-322 based at Williams Field, AZ

(note RAF S/N)


USAAF Photo 

"J" coded P-47 based at Sarasota AAF, FL
 
Collection of Michael Drake 

"Y" coded P-47's based at Bruning Army Air Field, NE
 
USAAF Photo 

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"R" coded P-40 based at Waycross AAF, GA
 
 
Photo from the Collection of S. Donacik 

"Z" coded P-40 based at Moore Field, TX
 
Photo from the Collection of Chris Brame 
 
 

"F" coded P-39 based at Myrtle Beach AAF, SC
 
Photo from the Collection of John Levesley  

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"T" coded P-47 based at Dale Mabry Field, FL
 
Photo courtesy of the Michael Hiott Collection 

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