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HOWARD HUGHES AIRPORT. Howard Hughes Airport at Houston was activated in November 1942 to train pilots of the Women's Army Service Pilots. It was deactivated in May 1943, when the mission was transferred to Sweetwater Army Air Field at Sweetwater, Texas.

Art Leatherwood


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

Art Leatherwood, "HOWARD HUGHES AIRPORT," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed July 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.