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

 

Official USAAF Photo courtesy of the S. Hoza Collection

 



Advanced S-E Flying Training was a seventy hour program spread over nine weeks utilizing the 

North American AT-6 Texan. During this phase the cadet learned: aerial gunnery, combat

maneuvers, increased skills in navigation and formation flying.  Upon completion the cadet

received his wings and a commision. (Source: NMUSAF) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USAAF Western  Flying Training Command
 

Army Air Field

Field Letter Code

Code Letter Source

Luke Field, AZ

X

PhoeniX

Mather Field, CA

T

MaTher

Stockton, CA

K

StocKton

Williams Field, AZ

Y

HigleY

Yuma, AZ

U

YUma

 
USAAF Central Flying Training Command
 

Army Air Field

Field Letter Code

Code Letter Source

Aloe, TX

(NLA)


Avenger Field, TX

U

HoUston

Eagle Pass, TX 

EP

Eagle Pass

Foster Field, TX

(NLA)


Kelly Field, TX

(NLA)

 

Lake Charles, LA  

(NLA)

 

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)

 

Historical Notes

 

  •  Curtiss P-36 aircraft were utilized at Eagle Pass as well.
  • In Jan 1943 S-E Adv Flying Training moved to Aloe AAF, TX from Lake Charles AAF.

 

 


 
 
USAAF Eastern Flying Training Command

Army Air Field

Field 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

Napier Field, AL

N

Napier

Spence Field, GA

SP

SPence

Stewart Field, NY 

(NLA)

Tuskegee, AL

TU

TUskegee

 

 Historical Notes

  • Napier AAF utilized 183 AT-6's. Pilots from France, Mexico and the UK trained there as well.
  • Stewart Field was assigned for use only by USMA Cadets
  • Spence AAF utilized 146 AT-6's
  • Marianna AAF utilized 227 AT-6C's. The Fall of 1944 S-E training ended & replaced by A-26 CCTS   

 Some General Notes of Interest....

  • The above training aircraft field 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". 
  • 9063 AT-6's were produced: 7563 by NAA and 1500 by Noorduyn (aka AT-16)
  • According to W. Larkins book "Surplus WWII U.S. Aircraft" pg 180, AT-6's were selling for $ 500.00 (Jan 1946)

 

 

Photo Gallery

 

 Western Flying Training Command (WFTC)

 

 

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"X" coded AT-6 from Luke Field, AZ 


USAAF Photo from W.T. Larkins Collection

"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 
 
 

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"U" coded AT-6's based at Yuma AAF, AZ
 
Source:  USAFHRA

 

 

 

 Central Flying Training Command (CFTC) 

 

 

 

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


Photo credit as noted

"EP" coded P-36 based at Eagle Pass AAF, TX

(note small size of 'EP') 



Photo courtesy of San Diego Air & Space Museum

 

 

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

(note small size of 'EP') 



Photo courtesy of Ken Crist 

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



Photo courtesy of San Diego Air & Space Museum

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

 

 

Eastern Flying Training Command (EFTC) 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

USAAF Photo courtesy of the Ken Crist Collection

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


 

USAAF Photo 

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"TU" marked AT-6 based at Tuskegee AAF, AL
 
Source: Ken Crist Collection 

"HQ" marked AT-6 based at Maxwell Field, AL
 
Source: AFHRA Maxwell AFB, AL 

 

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