Pyote Army Airfield

Airfield

Object Number - UPL 32286 - View of Pyote Air Field from the air. Photo courtesy of the Rattlesnake Bomber Base Museum, Monahans, Texas.

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Detailed History

Pyote Army Air Field was established as a B-17 Flying Fortress crew training base during World War II. Initially newly established bomber groups were trained at Pyote, then it was switched to training replacement aircrew members that were deployed to combat units overseas. Initially, Pyote Army Airbase was assigned to Second Air Force, then in April 1944 to USAAF Continental Air Forces training command. Two main runways, each about 8,000 feet long and 150 feet wide, and a taxiway formed a triangle pattern on the flat, arid land. Construction of the facilities, including five large hangars, shops, warehouses and living quarters, began on 5 September 1942.

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11095700
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Armament Chief
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 452nd Bomb Group 728th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18074115
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-805776
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-694353
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress

Revisions

Date23 Mar 2018 17:17:35
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Connected aircraft records that have the word 'Pyote' in their biography fields.

Date22 Mar 2018 16:25:20
ContributorJennings
Sources

Joseph W Jennings Military Papers - 1943-1945

Date20 Mar 2018 15:56:19
ContributorTennyBelle
Sources

added nickname

Date20 Mar 2018 15:40:42
ContributorTennyBelle

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