Archive | Malden Air Force Base

The following photographs were taken at the Malden Air Force Base, Missouri between September 1952 and March 1953. It was during this time that my father was undertaking his primary flying training as part of Class 53-F. The aircraft used for this training was the North American T6G. Although serving with the RAF in the UK, my father was assigned to the United States Air Force for training under the Mutual Defence Atlantic Pact (MDAP) scheme.

His first flight at Malden was on 22nd September 1952 in North American T-6G (152) and on 28th November 1953 he flew his first solo on American soil. His final flight at Malden was on 20th March 1953 and this completed just over 130 flying hours in the T6G.

To find out more about the history of the base visit the Website of Malden Army Airfield Preservation Society.

 
The Gate at Malden circa 1953 - Click for Full Image
 
The Gate at Malden  .

 
T-6G'sat Malden Air Force Base - Click for Full Image
 
A line of T6Gs.

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Looking south from the Malden control tower - Click for Full Image
 
Looking south from the Malden Control Tower, lots of T6Gs!!

 
The control tower at Malden - Click for Full Image
 
The Control Tower at Malden.

 
North American P51 Mustang at Malden AFB with T6G in background - Click for Full Image
 
North American P51 Mustang at Malden AFB with Control Tower and T6G in background.
 

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