Cuero Municipal Airport
|Cuero Municipal Airport
Cuero Army Airfield
2006 USGS Photo
|Owner||City of Cuero|
|Elevation AMSL||214 ft / 65 m|
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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.
As of February 2015, there are 2 hangars and 4 tie downs for general aviation aircraft.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cuero Army Airfield.|
- 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