CE Annual Tour 2013

Members of the 477th Civil Engineer Squadron complete repairs on Fletcher Field in Clarksdale, Miss. May 27- June 8. Every year the unit spends their annual tour completing Innovative Readiness Training projects. Fletcher Field was opened July 5, 1942. It was used by the United States Army Air Forces as a contract basic flying training airfield. It was operated by the 2154th Air Base Unit, Contract Elementary Flying School, Clarksdale School of Aviation. Students were trained on the Fairchild PT-23 and the Boeing-Stearman PT-17 trainers. When the last class graduated Oct. 14, 1944 the airfield was turned over to civil authorities. Since 1944 Fletcher Field has been used as the Clarksdale Municipal Airport. (Courtesy Photo)

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