Posted 5 years ago
Here is another item from the estate of the late Harold Massey. This is “The Mission of Class 43-C, Vol 1, No. 2, Moore Field, Mission, Texas class book, 1943.
“ Published by the Aviation Cadets of the Advanced Flying School, Army Air Forces, Moore Field, Mission, Texas”
I really like the look of Lt. Col. Henry R. Spicer, Director of Training.
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."