Class 43-H, Marfa Army Air Field, Marfa, Texas
- H. L. Puckett, Editor
Published: circa 1943
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- Class Books
- 43-H: Class 43-H
- Biographies - Includes biographies of some cadets or officers
- Hometowns - Includes cadets' hometowns
- Memorial - Includes a memorial to those killed during training
- Poem by Guest - Includes a poem by Edgar A. Guest
- Marfa Army Air Field; Marfa, Texas, USA
- Ben Guttery
- Private Collection
- 000089: Marfa
Class 44-A, Marfa Army Air Field, Marfa, Texas
Added: June 17, 2008
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Class book for pilot class 43-H at the Marfa Army Air Field, Marfa, Texas.
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 Brian J (02-Oct-2009 04:10 PM)
I'm curious about the notes under each student's portrait - are the designations "Ft. Stockton - Pecos" and others (some beginning with 'B' and 'T') a recognized code (mindful of security) for the student's aircraft type assignement? Fighter - Pursiut; Bomber, Transport? Some I cannot equate to an aircraft type ('H'? 'V'?)
 Mike Voisin (03-Oct-2009 12:50 PM)
Brian, Those are the air fields where each cadet attended Primary flight school and Basic flight school. I believe Marfa was an Advanced flight school.
 Brian J (06-Oct-2009 01:21 PM)
Thanks, Mike. That makes far more sense.
 Ginger (24-May-2012 11:07 AM)
Very nice book. I am looking for Marfa Advanced Flying School for Class 43-G which should be the one before this one. My uncle was killed in a plane crash over the airfield three weeks before he would graduate. Would you have any idea how to find one for this class?
Thanks so much.
 Mike Voisin (25-May-2012 06:35 PM)
Ginger, I don't have class 43-G but someone may contribute a copy in the future. You can also check a local library or veteran's museum near the air base. Sometimes they will have a series class books in their collection.
 Robert Bourlier (15-Oct-2012 04:06 PM)
Thanks for this book. I found my uncle's photo in it as he was a student at Marfa. He went on to fly B-26 and A-26 bombers with the 555th BS(M) 386 BG(M) 9th AF in Europe.
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