World War II Air Training School
—(4.1 mi. NE, on Hwy. FM 766) —In 1939 when the Nazis threatened world conquest, the United States had immediate need for thousands of pilots - more than could be trained at military fields alone. Aid was enlisted from civilian flying schools. One field was established in Cuero under direction of Clyde E. Brayton; veteran pilot whose first licenses (1926-1931) were signed by air pioneer Orville Wright. Cuero provided land; Brayton put in facilities and enrolled the first class in March 1941. A staff of 550 civilians and 100 military men trained 6,611 students who flew 335,000 hours. The field received awards for safety and meritorious service. It ceased operating in August 1944.
|Placed By||Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5907.)|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 666472 N 3219108|
|Decimal Degrees||29.08948333, -97.28950000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 5.369', W 97° 17.37'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 5' 22.14" N, 97° 17' 22.2" W|
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