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Sweetwater, Texas Historical Markers

 
Site of U.S. Army Air Corps Plane Crash Marker image, Touch for more information
By Duane Hall, January 20, 2015
Site of U.S. Army Air Corps Plane Crash Marker
Texas (Nolan County), Sweetwater — 12124 — Site of U.S. Army Air Corps Plane Crash (0.6 Miles East)
At 6:05 A.M. on Friday, April 20, 1945, twenty-five Army Air Corps officers and enlisted men left Midland Army Air Field in a C-47 transport plane en route to Berry Army Air Field in Nashville, Tennessee. The flight crew consisted of the pilot, . . . — Map (db m80486) HM
Texas (Nolan County), Sweetwater — 5163 — Sweetwater Cemetery
The oldest marked grave in this public burial ground is that of an infant, Purl Ray Scott, who died in 1880. It predates the founding of the town of Sweetwater on the Texas and Pacific Railroad by one year. Handcrafted tombstones and wrought iron . . . — Map (db m88706) HM
Texas (Nolan County), Sweetwater — 5551 — Trammell House
Rancher and banker Thomas Trammell (1848-1919) was called the "Father of Sweetwater." He hired noted California architect John Young to design this house. Trammell, who helped bring railroads to Sweetwater, knew of Young's design work for the Santa . . . — Map (db m88708) HM
Texas (Nolan County), Sweetwater — 5667 — W.A.S.P. Training Base: Avenger Field (A quarter of a mile to the north)
Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) trained here in military aircraft during World War II, from Feb. 21, 1943, through final graduation day, Dec. 7, 1944. Avenger Field first served as a training base for British Royal Air Force Cadets . . . — Map (db m88709) HM
Texas (Nolan County), Sweetwater — 5893 — Women Airforce Service Pilots
Jacqueline Cochran, one to the most famous women pilots of the twentieth century, persistently lobbied U.S. Army Airforce General Henry "Hap" Arnold to establish a flight training program for women during World War II. Hard-pressed for pilots . . . — Map (db m88710) HM

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