Craig Air Force Base

Craig Air Force Base (HM1QK6)

Location: Selma, AL 36701 Dallas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 21.577', W 86° 59.095'

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Advanced Flying Training School

On May 3. 1941, the largest flying field in the United States, military or civilian, opened its gates as a new unit of the Southeast Air Corps Training Center, where flying cadets received advanced schooling in the handling of multi-mile-a-minute pursuit planes. So it was the history of Craig Field began. It ended with the graduation of the UPT Class 77-08 on August 12, 1977, and the departure of the last official aircraft, a T-38 flown by Gen. John W. Roberts, commander of the Air Training Command. But in the 37 years and one week of its life, in excess of one million hours of flying time were logged, beginning with the AT-6 of 1941. including the T-37, and ending with the T-38. More than 30,000 students flew into the "wild blue yonder" from its runways. During aerial combat of World War II, Korea and Vietnam Craig graduates defended their country with valor. And there were many who touched the face of God.
The history of Craig Air Force Base is ended, but the pride
and integrity of the 29th Flying Training Wing and its people live on.
HM NumberHM1QK6
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Date Added Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 501419 N 3580297
Decimal Degrees32.35961667, -86.98491667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.577', W 86° 59.095'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 34.62" N, 86° 59' 5.7" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5th St, Selma AL 36701, US
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