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"FM" coded RA-29 Hudson and RB-34 Lexington based at Buckingham Field, FL


USAAF Photo courtesy of the Alan Hammons Collection


 

Army Air Field

Field Letter Code

Aircraft

Code Letter Source

Buckingham Field, FL

FM

AT-6, RA-29, RP-63, UC-78, RB-34

Fort Myers

Eglin Field, FL

E

AT-6, A-33

Eglin

Harlingen, TX

IH

AT-6, B-34, AT-18, P-39, RP-63

Instructor Harlingen

Kingman, AZ

G

B-17, B-26, AT-6, AT-11, P-39, RP-63

KinGman

Laredo, TX

IL

RP-63, AT-18

Instructor Laredo

Las Vegas, NV

Z

A-33, AT-6, AT-18, RB-24, RB-34, RB-10, P-39, RP-63, B-17

unknown

Tyndall Field, FL

TY

A-33, AT-6, BT-13, B-24, B-25, RB-34, RA-29, RP-63, P-40

TYndall

Yuma, AZ

 B-25, YB-40, RP-63

YUma


             Historical Notes
  • Buckingham AAF field code of "FM" is not to be confused with nearby Fort Myers AAF which used code of "A".
  • Eglin Field was a specialized bombing and gunnery school for S-E advanced training.
  • A grand total of 332 "Pinball" RP-63's were produced by Bell and were painted in a hi-vis yellow scheme.
 
 
Photo Gallery
 
 


 
Buckingham Army Air Field, Florida
 
Field Letter Code: FM                 
 
 

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"FM" coded AT-6's based at Buckingham Field, FL


USAAF photo from Allan Hammonds Collection

"FM" coded RP-63 based at Buckingham Field, FL
 
USAAF Photo 
 
 
 
 

"FM" coded RA-29 Hudson and RB-34 Lexington based at Buckingham Field, FL


USAAF Photo courtesy of the Alan Hammons Collection


 

 
 
Eglin Army Air Field, Florida
 
Field Letter Code: E 

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"E" coded A-33 based at Eglin Field, FL


USAAF Photo from the Collection of Ken Crist

"E" coded AT-6 Based at Eglin Field, FL


USAAF photo from the Collection of Ken Crist

 

 

 

Harlingen AAF, TX 

 

Field Code Letter Code: H 

 

 

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"IH" coded P-39 based at Harlingen AAF, TX
 
USAF photo 


 
  
 

 
Kingman Army Air Field, Arizona
 
Field Letter Code: G
 
 

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"G" coded P-63 based at Kingman AAF, AZ 
 
 
From Collection of Mike Hickman 

"G" coded B-17 & B-26 based at Kingman AAF, AZ


 

Photo by W.T. Larkins 

"G" Coded AT-6 based at Kingman AAF, AZ
 
USAAF Photo 

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"G"coded P-39Q "Target Tug" Kingman,AZ
 
Photo source: Tom Laemlein Collection 

 

 

 

 

Laredo AAF, TX

 

Field Letter Code: L

 

 

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"IL" coded RP-63 depicting a Laredo AAF, TX based aircraft


Photo by J.D. Voss @ NMUSAF, OH

Echelon of "IL" coded RP-63's 'Pin Ball'  target aircraft based at Laredo AAF, TX


U.S. Air Force photo

 

 

 

 

Las Vegas Army Air Field, Nevada

 

 Field Letter Code: Z

 

 

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"Z" coded B-24 based at Las Vegas AAF, NV
 
 From the collection of Ken Crist 
 

"Z" coded AT-6 based at Las Vegas Army Air Field, NV
 
LIFE photo by William Vandivert 

"Z" coded P-39's based at Las Vegas AAF, NV
 
USAAF Photo 

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"Z" coded P-63 based at Las Vegas AAF, NV
 
Collection of Mike Hickman 
 

"Z" coded AT-18 based at Las Vegas AAF, NV
 
 
Collection of W.T. Larkins 

"Z" coded A-33 based at Las Vegas AAF, NV
 
Collection of W.T. Larkins 

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"Z" coded B-17 based at Las Vegas AAF, NV
 
Collection of Chris Brame 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyndall Army Air Field, Florida

 

Field Letter Code: TY 

 

 

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"TY" coded AT-6 and B-25 based at Tyndall AAF, FL
 
USAAF Photo via M.Allen 

"TY" coded BT-13 based at Tyndall AAF, FL
 
USAAF Photo via M.Allen 

"TY" coded RP-63's based at Tyndall AAF, FL
 
USAAF Photo via Chris Brame

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"TY" coded RP-63 and adjacent P-40
 
 
USAAF Photo 
 

Tyndall AAF Ramp with rows of RP-63's
 
Note: 332 RP-63's were produced by Bell Aircraft Co
 
 
USAAF Photo 


 

 
Yuma Army Air Field, Arizona

 Field Letter Code: U 
 
 

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"U" coded YB-40 based at Yuma AAF, AZ

 

USAAF Photo from the Collection of Ken Crist 

"U" coded B-25J  based at Yuma AAF, AZ

 

 Photo from the Collection of W.T. Larkins 

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