Benbrook Field

By: Art Leatherwood

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994

Updated: October 5, 2020

Benbrook Field, at Benbrook, was initially known as Taliaferro No. 2 and was part of a complex of three Taliaferro fields near Fort Worth. It was also called Carruthers Field. After the beginning of World War I it was renamed Benbrook Field by the United States Army. The field was used during that war as an aerial gunnery school for American and Canadian students and was afterward deactivated.

Robert Hays, "Military Aviation in Texas," Texas Military History 3 (Spring 1963).

Time Periods:
  • Progressive Era
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Region
  • North Texas

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Art Leatherwood, “Benbrook Field,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 26, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994
October 5, 2020

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