San Angelo Army Air Field

San Angelo Army Air Field (HM1D4K)

Location: San Angelo, TX 76903 Clark County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 27.653', W 100° 26.014'

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1942 - 1945

— 34th Training Group Bombardier School —

Col. George M. Palmer
Commander 1942-45

First training class 42-17 began Sept. 1942. Cadets came from Preflight schools at Ellington Field (Houston) and Santa Ana, Ca.

During WWII the Santa Fe Orient Depot was the train station where many GI's came to and left the training field.

Ground School - 5,381 men trained as bombardiers in forty one different classes.

The secret Norden Bombsight
The Beech Aircraft Corp. AT-11 Bomb Trainer

Airmen delivering the bombsight to bombardier inside the AT-11.
Armed airmen deliver bombsight to trainers
Men at work in the bomb dump

The field closed Nov. 30 1945 and renamed Mathis Field to honor Lt. Jack Mathis a bombardier killed over Germany in 1943.

Midland, Big Spring, and Childress, were the other bombardier training AAC fields in Texas.

Nancy Love Founded the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) in 1942.

Walt Disney's "Finnella" mascot for the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)
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HM NumberHM1D4K
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByHistoric Murals of San Angelo, Inc
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Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 8:47am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 363799 N 3481570
Decimal Degrees31.46088333, -100.43356667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 27.653', W 100° 26.014'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 27' 39.18" N, 100° 26' 0.84" W
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Area Code(s)325
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 E Concho Ave, San Angelo TX 76903, US
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