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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 field 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
 
Hq: Mitchel Field, NY
 

Army Air Field

Field Letter Code

Aircraft

Bradley Field, CT

V

P-47, A-24

Dover, DE

J

P-40, P-47

Millville, NJ

T, then M

P-47, RA-25, B-26

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

Suffolk Co AAF, NY

P-47

Walterboro, SC

F

P-47


 
Millville AAF: Field code letter of "T" applied initially to razorback P-47's. Receipt of bubble canopy P-47's the letter code of "M" was assigned. 
 
USAAF 2nd Air Force
 
Hq: Colorado Springs, Colorado 
 

Army Air Field

Field Letter Code

Aircraft

Abiline, TX

A, E

P-40, P-47, A-24. A-26, O-47, RB-18

Biggs Field, TX

P

P-47

Dalhart, TX

W

P-47

Ft. Sumner, NM

W

P-47, P-40

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
 
Hq:Tampa, Florida 

Army Air Field

Field 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

Key Field, MS

unknown

P-51

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, TP-40

Thomasville, GA

Z

P-39, P-40, P-51

Venice, FL

P

P-39, P-47

Waycross, GA

R

P-39, P-40

 

 

* Pinellas AAF was a sub-base of Sarasota AAF therefore it's aircraft displayed the same fuselage letter codes.

 

 

 

 

USAAF Western Flying Training Command
  
Hq: Santa Ana, California 
 

Army Air Airfield

Field Letter Code

Aircraft

Code Letter Source

Luke Field, AZ

X

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

PhoeniX

Minter Field, CA

L

P-38

Lerdo

Muroc, CA

unknown

P-38


Victorville, CA

V

P-39, RP-39

Victorville

Williams Field, AZ

Y

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

HigleY


 

 

USAAF Central Flying Training Command

 

Hq: Randolph Field, Texas 


Army Air Field

Field Letter Code

Aircraft

Aloe, TX

See Aloe note below

P-40, 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)
 Aloe AAF Note:  P-40's did not display a letter code, P-47's displayed a suffix 'W" code.
. 
USAAF Eastern Flying Training Command
 
Hq: Maxwell Field, Alabama 

Army Air Field

Field Letter Code

Aircraft

Code Letter Source

Craig Field, AL

CR

P-40

CRaig

Napier Field, AL

N

P-40, RP-39

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
 
Hq: Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio 

Army Air Field

Field Letter Code

Aircraft

Alachua, FL

(NLA)

P-40, P-51

Bruning, NE

Y

P-47

 

(NLA): No Letter Assigned

 

 

Photo Gallery

 

 

1st Air Force 

 

BradP47.jpg
DoverP-47No2.jpg
SelfridgeP-39.jpg

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


Photo courtesy of CT State Library

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


Official USAAF Photo courtesy of Dover AFB AMC Museum

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



USAAF Photo from the Collection of Jeff Benya

 

SuffolkCoNo1.jpg
DaleM_P-47no1.jpg
T_coded_RA-25.jpg

"G"coded P-47 based at Suffolk Co AAF, NY
 
Photo from F Paauwe Collection 

"T" coded P-47 based at Millville AAF, NJ 
Photo from F Paauwe Collection 

"T" coded RA-25 (target tug) for Millville AAF, NJ 
Photo from F Paauwe Collection 

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MillvilleRamp02.jpg

Millville AAF Originally Millville was allocated a number of excess razor back P-47's and some RA-25 Helldivers for their training program. These weary aircraft were transferred from Dale Mabry Field, FL and all were marked with the field letter code of "T".  At later point in time Millville was allocated fresh bubble canopy P-47's and B-26 Maruders all of which were in natual metal finisn. The field letter code was changed to "M" which reflected the name of the base.

"M"coded P-47 based at Millville AAF, NJ
 
 
Photo Source: Millville Air Museum 

Flight Ramp at Millville AAF, NJ
 
(Note Eight B-26 Target Tugs) 
 
Photo Source: Millville Air Museum 

 


 
 
2nd Air Force
 
 

Brun_P-47.jpg
Ft_Sumner_P-40.jpg

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

''W" coded P-40 based at Ft. Sumner AAF, NM
 
Photo Source: Unknown 


 
 
3rd Air Force
 
 

PerryP-51.jpg
ThvleP-39Rev.jpg
HlbrghP-51BRev.jpg

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



Photo by W.T. Larkins 

"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

SaraP-47.jpg
P-40Group.jpg
MyrBchP-39.jpg

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

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

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

WayP40.jpg
RichmondP-47no2.jpg
PageField_P-40.jpg

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

"K" coded P-47 based at Richmond AAF, VA
 
Photo courtesy of the Dan Johnson Collection 

"A" coded P-40 based at Ft.Myers AAF, FL
 
Source:Tom Laemlin /ArmorPlate Press 

TP-40No1.jpg
DMAAF_P51s.jpg
Bluethent_P-47N.jpg

"H" coded TP-40 based at Sarasota AAF, FL
 
USAAF Photo 

"T" coded P-51's based at Dale Mabry AAF, FL
 
USAAF Photo from Dale Mabry AAF Museum 

"S" coded P-47N based at Bluethenthal AAF,  VA

Photo Source: Joe Stern Collection & Greenville Flyers


 
 
 
Western Flying Training Command
 
 

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VictTP-39.jpg
Victor_P-39Q.jpg

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

Official USAAF photo from Collection of D. Trojan

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



Photo by W.T. Larkins

"V" coded P-39Q based at Victorville AAF, CA
 
 
Photo source unknown 

P322Rev.jpg

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

(note RAF S/N)


USAAF Photo 


 
 
 
Central Flying Training Command
 
 

MooreP-40No3rev.jpg
FosterP51.jpg
AloeP47.jpg

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

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


Photo courtesty of the Tom Michel Collection

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


USAAF Photo from the Collection of Ken Crist 

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MataP47.jpg

"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

 

 

 

Eastern Flying Training Command 

 

 

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"N" marked RP-39 based at Napier Field, AL
 
USAAF Photo 

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