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COLEMAN FIELD. Coleman Field, at Coleman, was activated as a contract primary flying school in December 1940. It was operated by the Austin Flying Service. Flight training began in June 1941. The field was deactivated on November 15, 1944.


Coleman County Historical Commission, History of Coleman County and Its People (2 vols., San Angelo: Anchor, 1985). Robert E. Hays, Jr., Military Aviation Activities in Texas, World Wars I and II (M.A. thesis, University of Texas, 1963).

Art Leatherwood


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

Art Leatherwood, "COLEMAN FIELD," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.