Prairie Hill Air Force Auxiliary Airfield (historical)

Military Installation, Texas

United States of America

Prairie Hill Air Force Auxiliary Airfield (historical)

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Prairie Hill Air Force Auxiliary Airfield is a former military installation located in Limestone County, Texas, United States of America. It was originally built in 1943 as an auxiliary airfield for the Waco Army Air Field during World War II. The airfield was used primarily for training pilots in the operation of the B-25 Mitchell bomber, and it was also used for training glider pilots.

After the war, the airfield was transferred to the jurisdiction of the United States Air Force and was used as a training facility for the Texas Air National Guard. The airfield was also used for training by the United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy.

Prairie Hill Air Force Auxiliary Airfield was decommissioned in the 1960s and is now used as a private airport. The airfield features a single runway, which is approximately 5,000 feet long and 100 feet wide. The runway is made of asphalt and is equipped with various navigational aids.

Today, Prairie Hill Air Force Auxiliary Airfield serves as a reminder of the important role that military installations played in the defense of the United States during World War II and the Cold War era.

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Prairie Hill Air Force Auxiliary Airfield (historical) is a military installation in Texas, United States of America. It has an elevation of 168 meters above sea level. It is also known as Prairie Hill Air Force Auxiliary Airfield (historical), Waco Auxiliary Army Airfield Number 5. Information correct as at Thursday 26th March 2009.

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Prairie Hill, Limestone County, Texas

Prairie Hill is an unincorporated community in western Limestone County, Texas, United States. It lies along U.S. Route 84, northwest of the city of Groesbeck...

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Located within 500m of 31.63667,-96.78861
School
American Truck Driving School
Ele: 170
Gnis County Id: 293
Gnis Created: 09/20/2007
Gnis Feature Id: 2351843
Gnis State Id: 48
Lat/Long: 31.6366667/-96.7886111
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