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1942 Moore Field, Mission, Texas, Army Air Force Class Book

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military15 of 491943 Army Air Forces Advanced Flying School, Moore Field, Mission, Texas90 MM, M19 artillary shell
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Here is another item from the estate of the late Harold Massey. This is a 1942, class of 42-I, Moore Field, Mission, Texas class book.
Here is some background info:
“Moore Field was opened on 20 September 1941 as a Army Air Forcas Training Command single-engine training school. It was named for 2d Lt. Frank Murchison Moore, on 22 November. Moore was a native of Houston, who was killed in World War I. The 1,087-acre (4.40 km2) airfield was the home of the 503d, 504th and 506th school squadrons (Army Air Forces Pilot School (Advanced Single Engine) were the flying training units. The flying school was redesignated as the 2d Training Group in 1943.
The facility conducted advanced pilot training of 6,000 pilots using BT-13, PT-19, AT-6, P-36 and P-43 aircraft. The school was reorganized as the 2529th Army Air Force Base Unit (Pilot School, Advanced Single Engine) on 1 April 1944. The school and airfield were closed on 31 October 1945.”
"Mr. Harold Massey of Fredericksburg, TX passed away in Fredericksburg on Monday, March 21st, 2011 at the age of 90 years. Harold was born April 5, 1920 in Eden, TX to W.M. and Lizzie Jo Prosise Massey. Harold married Natalie Blair on May 1, 1944 in Eden, TX. Harold retired from the United States Air Force after 30 years of service, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel."

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  1. Harborguy, 2 years ago
    Love the graphics! Thanks packrat.
  2. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much for the kind words Harborguy
  3. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you for the love toolate2, scandinavian_pieces & Harborguy
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    Another great save, love the images!
  5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    W.E.F.T.. Assuming last half is for Flight Training, the "W.E." eludes me.
  6. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 2 years ago
    I find it endearing how these men were photographed with the headphones, silly, thinking of the dangers many of these guys must have seen.
  7. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much AR8Jason, BELLIN68, petey, walksoftly & mrmajestic1
    Yes, I cannot imagine what they went through.
  8. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you for the kind words walksoftly,
  9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Come on somebody, what does the W.E. stand for? I'm sure it's easy, but I'm not seeing it.
  10. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    It stands for : (wings, engines, fuselage, tail) system of aircraft recognition.
  11. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Are you guessing or sure of that? It was in the album? If you say so.
  12. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Guess??? I am sure, I don't guess. It was not in the book, I do my homework.
    "ARMY AIR FORCES HISTORICAL STUDIES No. 31
    FLEXIBLE GUNNERY TRAINING IN THE AAF
    The original of this monograph and the documents from which it was written are in the USAF Historical Division, Archives Branch, Bldg. 914, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
    Prepared by:
    Assistant Chief of Air Staff. Intelligence, Historical Division, March 1945.
    WEFT (Wings, engines, fuselage, tail) system of aircraft recognition, 46, 46, 100"
  13. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much miKKoChristmas11, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris & officialfuel
  14. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Thank you very much ttomtucker & walksoftly

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