Cuero Municipal Airport

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Cuero Municipal Airport
Cuero Army Airfield
Cuero Municipal Airport - Texas.jpg
2006 USGS Photo
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Cuero
Location Cuero, Texas
Elevation AMSL 214 ft / 65 m
Coordinates 29°04′57″N 097°15′58″W / 29.08250°N 97.26611°W / 29.08250; -97.26611Coordinates: 29°04′57″N 097°15′58″W / 29.08250°N 97.26611°W / 29.08250; -97.26611
Map
T71 is located in Texas
T71
T71
Location of Cuero Municipal Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
14/32 2,800 853 Asphalt
Cuero Field 1944 USAAF Classbook

Cuero Municipal Airport (FAA LID: T71) is a public airport located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) east-southeast of Cuero, Texas. It provides general aviation service.

History[edit]

Opened on 1 April 1941 with 5000ft all-way turf runway (same location as present day Dewitt County Prison, hangars still used). Began training United States Army Air Corps flying cadets under contract to Brayton Flying Service, Inc. Assigned to United States Army Air Forces Gulf Coast Training Center (later Central Flying Training Command) as a primary (level 1) pilot training airfield. had four local axillary airfields for emergency and overflow landings. Flight training was performed with Fairchild PT-19s as the primary trainer. Also had several PT-17 Stearmans and a few old Curtiss P-1 Hawks and Airco DH.4s assigned.

Deactivated on 4 August 1944 with the drawdown of AAFTC's pilot training program. Declared surplus and turned over to the Army Corps of Engineers on 30 September 1945. Eventually discharged to the War Assets Administration (WAA) and became a civil airport.

Present[edit]

As of February 2015, there are 2 hangars and 4 tie downs for general aviation aircraft.

Future[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

  • Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History’s Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.
  • 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

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