Eagle Pass Army Air Field

By: Art Leatherwood

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: January 1, 1995


Eagle Pass Army Air Field, ten miles north of Eagle Pass in Maverick County, was an advanced single-engine flying school during World War II. It was activated in 1942 and converted to a basic flying school in November 1944. All flight training at the field was discontinued in April 1945. During the Eisenhower administration an early-warning radar station was built on the site. It was later closed, and since then the facility has been used for county housing.

Ben E. Pingenot, Historical Highlights of Eagle Pass and Maverick County (Eagle Pass, Texas: Eagle Pass Chamber of Commerce, 1971).

Time Periods:

  • World War II

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

Art Leatherwood, “Eagle Pass Army Air Field,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed December 03, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/eagle-pass-army-air-field.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

1952
January 1, 1995

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