80th Flying Training Wing (World War II)
|80th Flying Training Wing|
Locations of airfields controlled by the 80th Flying Training Wing
|Branch||United States Army Air Forces|
|Type||Command and Control|
|Part of||Army Air Forces Training Command|
The 80th Flying Training Wing was a training wing of the United States Army Air Forces. It was last assigned to the Central Flying Training Command, and was disbanded on 16 June 1946 at Ellington Field, Texas.
There is no lineage between the United States Air Force 80th Flying Training Wing, established on 13 January 1942 as the 80th Pursuit Group (Interceptor) at Selfridge Field, Michigan and this organization.
The wing controlled three navigation schools in Texas, and also supported the AAF Glider Pilot School at South Plains. After graduation Air Cadets were commissioned as Second Lieutenants, received their "wings" and were reassigned to Operational or Replacement Training Units operated by one of the four numbered air fores in the zone of interior.
- Established as 80th Flying Training Wing on 14 August 1943
- Activated on 25 August 1943
- Disbanded on 16 June 1946.
- Army Air Forces Central Flying Training Command, 25 August 1943 – 16 June 1946.
- San Marcos Army Airfield, Texas, 25 August 1943
- Ellington Field, Texas, 1 January 1945 – 16 June 1946
- Other Central Flying Training Command Flight Training Wings:
- 31st Flying Training Wing (World War II) Primary Flight Training
- 32d Flying Training Wing (World War II) Basic Flight Training
- 33d Flying Training Wing (World War II) Advanced Flight Training, Two Engine
- 34th Flying Training Wing (World War II) Bombardier and Specialized Two/Four-Engine Training
- 77th Flying Training Wing (World War II) Advanced Flight Training, Single Engine
- 78th Flying Training Wing (World War II) Classifcation/Preflight Unit
- 79th Flying Training Wing (World War II) Gunnery
- Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942–2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC
- 80th Flying Training Wing, lineage and history document Air Force Historical Agency, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
- www.accident-report.com: Ellington Field
- www.accident-report.com: Hondo Army Airfield
- www.accident-report.com: San Marcos Army Airfield
- www.accident-report.com: South Plains Army Airfield