Southeast Air Forces Training Center

Southeast Air Forces Training Center (HM1C5K)

Location: Tanner, AL 35671 Limestone County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 38.994', W 86° 56.882'

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(Pryor Field)

The Southeast Air Forces Training Center operated by Southern Aviation Training School, also known as Pryor Field, was constructed in 1941. These two aircraft hangars and beacon tower are the remaining artifacts of one of only a few World War II Army Air Forces Training Centers that have remained in continuous use as airplanes hangars since 1941. The school provided primary flight training for Army Air Forces pilots. The facility was deactivated on December 28, 1944 and turned over to the Army Corps of Engineers in September 1945. The training center was eventually discharged to the War Assets Administration as surplus and became a civil airport. The hangars were then used to convert surplus Army aircraft for commercial airline use for the Southern Airways Company which became part of Delta Airlines.

The facility was listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage in 2010.
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HM NumberHM1C5K
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Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 12:25am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 504762 N 3834220
Decimal Degrees34.64990000, -86.94803333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 38.994', W 86° 56.882'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 38' 59.64" N, 86° 56' 52.92" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2351-2481 Flightline Rd, Tanner AL 35671, US
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