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"Y" coded AT-9 Jeep's based at Williams AAF, AZ


Official USAAF Photo courtesy of W.T. Larkins


 
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

Lemoore, CA

R

AT-17, AT-20, UC-78

LemooRe

Marfa, TX

N

 AT-17, UC-78

unknown

Minter Field, CA

L

AT-17, UC-78, B-25

Lerdo

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, AZ

Yuma, AZ

U

AT-9, AT-17

YUma

 

* In 1944 Stockton Field transitioned from an Advanced 2-E school to a Basic school.


 

 

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

(NLA)

AT-9, AT-10, AT-17

 

Ellington Field, TX

(NLA)

AT-9

 

Frederick, OK

(NLA)

AT-9, UC-78

 

Kelly Field, TX

2-B

AT-10

unknown

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

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: The advanced 2-E flying training conducted at Stewart AAF, NY and was exclusively for cadets at USMA, West Point, NY. 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.

 

* The letter "I" at Mather Field (CA) signified the "Centralized Pilot Instructor School" 1942-43. This program was later transferred to Randolph Field, TX and the "I" code was re-used at Ft. Sumner AAF, NM. Interestingly, letter codes "I" and "T" were used concurrently at Mather.    


 

 

 

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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" 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 Stever 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

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"K" coded AT-20's based at Stockton Field, CA

(Note factory applied RCAF yellow paint scheme) 

 

Official USAAF Photo from the collection of Ken Crist

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