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2005/07/07 13:29:18 (permalink)
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Frederick Army Airfield, Frederick, Oklahoma

I am attempting to research the history of and units assigned to the Frederick Army Airfield, Frederick, Oklahoma 1941-1946.
 
I belong to a group who is attempting to restore and save the last remaining building of the airfield, a 120'x250' wood hangar.
 
I've made initial contact with the USAF Historical and Research folks, but was wandering if anyone else knew anything about the station during the war.
 
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Jim

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    RE: Frederick Army Airfield, Frederick, Oklahoma 2005/07/07 23:19:11 (permalink)
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    I only know of three of the units at Frederick AAF:
       452d Base Hq & Air Base Sq 14 Feb 43-30 Apr 44
       443d AAF Band activated there 15 Apr 43 (I do not know if this unit remained at Frederick, but it would have been redesignated 743d Army Band in the spring of 1943 and the 743d AAF Band in the spring of 1944.  The 743d AAF Band was inactivated 31 May 46, redesignated the 743d AF Band 26 Sep 47 and disbanded 26 Sep 84)
       2520 AAF Base Unit (Pilot School, Advanced, Twin Engine) organized 1 May 44, discontinued Oct 45
     
    Based on the field's mission I would expect that between Feb 42 and Apr 44, it was also home to an Advanced Pilot Training School, an Advanced Flying Training Gp (with at least 3 squadrons) a Guard Squadron, and a Sub Depot. 
     
    Let me know if you receive any additional info on units at Frederick.
     

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    RE: Frederick Army Airfield, Frederick, Oklahoma 2005/07/08 19:59:53 (permalink)
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    Here are the groups and squadrons Bernie refers to from station list 1 Jul 43:
    Hq and Hq Sq, 69th Two-Engine Flying Training Group
    879th and 880th Two-Engine Flying Training Squadrons
    Hq and Hq Sq, 70th Two-Engine Flying Training Group
    1095th and 1096th Two-Engine Flying Training Squadrons
    452nd Base Hq and Air Base Squadron (mentioned by Bernie)
    Detachment, 3rd Army Airways Communications Squadron
    1092nd Guard Squadron
    Detachment (Type B), 3rd Weather Squadron
    Finance Detachment (AAF Gulf Coast Training Center)
    Medical Detachment, Station Hospital (AAF Gulf Coast Training Center)
    Veterinary Detachment (same as above)
    Detachment, 2052nd Ordnance Service Company (Aviation)
    Detachment, 908th Quartermaster Service Company (Aviation)
    Detachment, 857th Signal Service Company (Aviation)
    443rd AAF Band (mentioned by Bernie)
     
    This is a snapshot of units as of 1 Jul 1943, hope it helps.
     

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    RE: Frederick Army Airfield, Frederick, Oklahoma 2005/07/09 13:46:25 (permalink)
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    (I'll try again)
    Based on Mark's information, it is possible to deduce that the following units arrived at Frederick AAF in 1943, probably in February.  The following are the dates on which they departed Lubbock AAF:
    69th TE Flying Training Gp         15 Feb 43
    452d Base HQ & Air Base Sq   14 Feb 43
    1092d Guard Sq                        14 Feb 43
    1095th TE Flying Training Sq     17 Feb 43
    1096th TE Flying Training Sq     17 Feb 43
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    RE: Frederick Army Airfield, Frederick, Oklahoma 2005/07/09 14:42:57 (permalink)
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    Whoops I forgot the 294th Sub Depot (Oklahoma City ASC).
     

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    RE: Frederick Army Airfield, Frederick, Oklahoma 2005/07/10 17:33:17 (permalink)
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    I also forgot the 326th Aviation Squadron (Colored) at Frederick.
     
    Colored is 1943 terminology for those of Black or African-American race.  There was one of these squadrons at almost every air base in the continental U. S..
    They were used as a labor unit.
    post edited by mbee53 - 2005/07/10 17:47:42

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    RE: Frederick Army Airfield, Frederick, Oklahoma 2005/07/10 17:34:41 (permalink)
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    I made a typo, it's the 394th Sub Depot, not the 294th.
    post edited by mbee53 - 2005/07/10 17:41:21

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    RE: Frederick Army Airfield, Frederick, Oklahoma 2005/07/10 19:18:53 (permalink)
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    The 326th left Lubbock on 22 Feb 43

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    RE: Frederick Army Airfield, Frederick, Oklahoma 2006/01/11 03:13:20 (permalink)
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    I graduated as a pilot (class 44-G) from Frederick Army Airfield and would be happy to hear from you if I can be of any help. Elbert Wilson Jr.
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    RE: Frederick Army Airfield, Frederick, Oklahoma 2006/02/03 09:08:41 (permalink)
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    Mr. Wilson,

    I am a part of the group that is restoring the Frederick Air Field Hanger, and I would love to hear more about your time there. If you like, personal message me and we can talk more.
    Thanks,
    Sharon Bennett
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    Re:Frederick Army Airfield, Frederick, Oklahoma 2012/03/15 19:20:50 (permalink)
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    I realize that this is rather old thread BUT did your research on this field reveal the types of aircraft operated there? I know that they did "Twin-Engine"  training but I would like to know if it was AT-7,-9, -11 etc  series or was it the more advanced types such as B-25 /B-26. Secondly did the aircraft carry fuselage codes and if so were they simply a sequential number or was there an alpha character leading (e.g. X-234, etc).
     
    Thanking you in advance,
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    RE: Frederick Army Airfield, Frederick, Oklahoma 2012/03/15 22:25:06 (permalink)
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    2520 AAFBU was flying TB-25J & UC-78 (plus 1 or 2 BT-13's)
    2520 AAFBU " C Flight " was flying TB-26 & TA-26B
    1093 TEFTS was flying UC-78
    1095 TEFTS was flying UC-78C
    70 TEFTS was flying UC-78B & AT-9

    see:  http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbahb.asp?HB=Frederick&Submit6=Go&offset=0

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    Re:Frederick Army Airfield, Frederick, Oklahoma 2012/03/21 07:17:11 (permalink)
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    Re:Frederick Army Airfield, Frederick, Oklahoma 2012/07/20 11:46:10 (permalink)
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    I am still in need of the fuselage letter code (if any) that was displayed on the Frederick AAF aircraft.
    REASON: I am the author of www.fuselagecodes.com and need to update my website. If anyone has a period photo of any Frederick AAF aircarft where the fuselage letter is well displayed I would like to add it to my website. Of course, you get photo credit. Yes, fame!!  
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