Stalling's Air Force Base


Title
Stalling's Air Force Base
Description
Airplanes and runway at Stalling's Air Force Base. Date from negative sleeve.
Date
October 1956
Original Format
negatives
Extent
12cm x 10cm
Local Identifier
0741-b11-fc-v11.c.36
Contributor(s)
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Randy Bringger Jun 23 2021

My dad, 2nd Lt. Harry R. Bringger, did primary pilot training @ Stallings Air Base (USAF contract flight school) Aviation Cadet Class 55-M. The Serv-Air Aviation Corporation  Diploma is dated 10/20/1954. There is also a Certificate of Proficiency the same date from the USAF Air Training Command.

Peggy Apr 05 2021

i was born in Kinston in 1953 while my father was a flight instructor at the airfield. David "Willie" Gregg, mother Jeanne, Army RN...anyone still around that remembers them?

Randy McLawhon Feb 22 2021

Does anyone know Josh Lawrence Hazelton? He was a instructor in the early 50's. He came to work for my Dad in 1954 as a Crop Duster in Greenville, NC (Mac's Spraying Service). He crashed on July 30, 1956 in a 1954 PA-18A cub spraying tobacco. News paper article says he made a down wind turn. Josh and the plane suffered to fire. Wondering if anyone has pictures of instructors and field.

Robert Reeves Dec 09 2020

I was there starting in Feb. 53, class53 ABC.. I think it was the first class in the Pipers. Itb was the first class where the cadets went through a preliminary school in San Antonio.I finished in July 53 and went to Greenville MS for basic.

Bennie G. Bunn, III Oct 03 2020

My father B.G. Bunn Jr. was a flight instructor at Stallings AB from 1953 until it closed in 1957. He instructed in the Smohawk Squadron in T-28s. He also instructed in T-6s and P-18s.I was a career navy pilot for 20 years and remember his flying there and his fond memories of reunions there many years later.

Thomas R Fowler Mar 14 2020

I was at Stallings in 1955 in Class 56F. I got lost in a T- 6 once. Landed in Franklin VA ..Knew Gay Cannute Statesbora Ga He died early 2019 of cancer in Kinston where he was an Instructor. Earned the DFC Distinguish Flying Cross in Vietnam Told me he shot down three MIGs over Nam , T6G1@Outlook.com

TR Fowler Mar 14 2020

Trained 14 1954 - 1956 I was the one who got lost in the T-6

Durwood Tell Feb 29 2020

Class 54-R—-Stallings Air Base—-followed by Bryan AFB. Does anyone remember John J Kinney, flight instructor?

John Miller Sep 14 2018

Class 55J Summer 1954, Super Cub and the good old T- 6. What wonderful memories. IP John T. McGough.

John S.Thomason Jan 27 2018

I was in 56-T Class. 56-R Class was not the last class to fly the T-6. Perhaps the last at Stallings or elsewhere. I think that we in 56-T Class at Marianna, Fla were the last class to fly the T-6. Could be wrong. Mox-Nix..it was a good safe plane. John "Steve" Thomason 56-T Class

John S.Thomason Jan 27 2018

I was in 56-T Class. 56-R Class was not the last class to fly the T-6. Perhaps the last at Stallings or elsewhere. I think that we in 56-T Class at Marianna, Fla were the last class to fly the T-6. Could be wrong. Mox-Nix..it was a good safe plane. John "Steve" Thomason 56-T Class

Kim Blanton Sep 20 2017

Nice meeting you! I am sure you can all relate to this article about too: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/opinion/vietnam-children-reel-.html?ref=todayspaper

Frank Shutt Aug 18 2017

My father was a flight instructor at Stallings from 1951 till 1957. His name was Ervin Frank Shutt

Harlan Hanson Jul 15 2017

I was at Stallings in the spring of 1956 57 -H Class.. We flew the cub and were the first class in the T-28, My instructors were Mr Murphy (Alleycat) in the cub. Then I was the T-28 student of John Cureton the Squadron Commander.What a fantastic time and such great training. I feel lucky to have been there. Many years later I went to Chapel Hill UNC for my graduate degree. I owe much to North Carolina

Harlan Hanson Jul 15 2017

I was at Stallings in the spring of 1956 57 -H Class.. We flew the cub and were the first class in the T-28, My instructors were Mr Murphy (Alleycat) in the cub. Then I was the T-28 student of John Cureton the Squadron Commander.What a fantastic time and such great training. I feel lucky to have been there. Many years later I went to Chapel Hill UNC for my graduate degree. I owe much to North Carolina

Harlan Hanson Jul 15 2017

I was at Stallings in the spring of 1956 57 -H Class.. We flew the cub and were the first class in the T-28, My instructors were Mr Murphy (Alleycat) in the cub. Then I was the student of John Cureton the Squadron Commander. What a fantastic time and such great training. I feel lucky to have been there. Many years later I went to Chapel Hill UNC for my graduate degree. I owe much to North Carolinaa

Harlan Hanson Jul 15 2017

I was at Stallings in the spring of 1956 %7 -H Class.. We flew the cub and were the first class in the T-28, My instructors were Mr Murphy (Alleycat) in the cub. Then I was the student of John Cureton the Squadron Commander. What a fantastic time and such great training. I feel lucky to have been there. Many years later I went to Chapel Hill UNC for my graduate degree. I owe much to North Carolinaa

Harlan Hanson Jul 15 2017

I was at Stallings in the spring of 1956 %7 -H Class.. We flew the cub and were the first class in the T-28, My instructors were Mr Murphy (Alleycat) in the cub. Then I was the student of John Cureton the Squadron Commander. What a fantastic time and such great training. I feel lucky to have been there. Many years later I went to Chapel Hill UNC for my graduate degree. I owe much to North Carolinaa

Lee Vaughan Oct 26 2016

My father was a flight instructor at this field 1950-1956. He was Frank Vaughan. Does anyone remember him? I was born in 1953 and we moved back to Tidewater after base closed.

Lynn Hester Sep 09 2016

My Dad was an instructor for ServAir in Kinston. His name was Harry Lee Hester, Jr. He lived in Lumberton after he left Kinston. He passed away after having a massive stroke while flying. Any students want to contact me will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

Margaret Wylie Jul 30 2016

My husband was there from October 1953 to March 1954. His class # was 54 P,.

Laura Canuette-Hanes Jun 16 2016

My Dad was at Stallinhs with ServAir in 54 F. William Gay Canuette. He still lives in Kinston! He will be 84 on Saturday!

Harold Colson Jan 18 2016

My father, an East Carolina AFROTC graduate, was at Stallings in class 56-U. From Kinston he went to multi-engine Basic at Goodfellow, AFB, TX.

Kim Blanton Sep 06 2015

My dad trained there in about 1953-54!! Leland Blanton sound familiar? Kim Blanton or kimberly.blanton@bc.edu

Chuck Peterson Feb 10 2015

I was  at Kinston AB for class 54-n 1953

Maurice Wachtel Nov 25 2013

I was in Class 56-R getting Primary Flight Training at Stallings in PA-18s and T-6s.The picture is of T-28s used in Basic Training, which included jet training in the T-33. Class 56-R was the last Class to Fly the T-6 in Primary. The T-28 the was phased in after that and the "Tweetie Bird" T-37 replaced them in Basic Training.

Joe Coltrain Oct 26 2012

I Was there 15 June - Dec. 1954, (Class 55P), 'Primary Flight Training'.  We Trained in Piper PA-18 Super Cubs and T-6 Texans.  The Texans were 'Tail Draggers'.  This picture is T-28's which were used in 'Basic Flight Training' Prior to flying te T-33 jet.

Michael Warren Sep 19 2022

Joe Coltrain - did you know my father Wadsworth Warren III (Pete)? He might have been in the same class with you. He got orders for multi engine training at Goodfellow AFB after Stallings.

John Waldrop Sep 30 2012

Aircraft in photo are T-28 trainers. I was in Kinston from Nov.1951 to April 1954.

Patrick Day Feb 07 2011

These are AT-6 Texan trainers.  

PGV Flyer Jan 30 2011

Circa 1952- The USAF operated a training squadron at Stallings Field in the early 50's. The field was constructed during WWII by the US Marine Corps. When the USAF began training operations from the field in 1951 it was named Stallings Field in honor of two brothers from Grainger, NC who were killed serving in the US Army Air Corps during WWII.

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