Goodfellow Air Force Base in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Displayed 14 April 2005
Length: 29' 6" • Service Ceiling: 23,200'
Cost: $27,000 • Engine: P&W R-1340 w/600 hp
North American Aviation manufactured more than 15,000 "Texans" before production ceased in the early 1950's. Developed from the NA-16 prototype that first flew in 1935, the AT-6 (redesignated T-6 in 1948) trained hundreds of thousands of pilots for the U.S. and its allies during and after WW II. On Goodfellow, "Texans" served in the primary and basic pilot training programs from 1944-54.
Painted a distinctive and highly visible yellow as depicted on the aircraft displayed here (S/N 51-14319), the T-6G was not a new production run but was a remanufacture of earlier models. T-6G's began arriving on Goodfellow in autumn 1950 and soon after became the mainstay of pilot training here, until the advent of the multi-engine program in 1954. Goodfellow's last "Texan," a T-6G, left the base in July 1954.
This vehicle is on loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force
Erected 2005 by United States Air Force.
Location. 31° 26.038′ N, 100° 24.61′ W. Marker is in Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 351 Kearney Boulevard, Goodfellow AFB TX 76908, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Goodfellow Field (within shouting distance of this marker); EC-47 ARDF Operations in Southeast Asia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); T-28A Trojan (approx. ¼ mile away); RF-4C Phantom II (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named RF-4C Phantom II (approx. ¼ mile away); BT-13A Valiant (approx. 0.3 miles away); RQ-4A Global Hawk (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles B. Metcalfe (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Goodfellow Air Force Base.
More about this marker. Access is restricted since marker is on an active United States Air Force base.
Also see . . .
1. T-6 Texan. (Submitted on February 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. North American T-6 Texan. (Submitted on February 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. The T-6 Texan. (Submitted on February 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Air & Space • War, Cold • War, Korean • War, World II •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.