Texas Military Base Plates
Photo credits: All plate pics are from TXDOT, eBay, or the author.

Air Corps Advanced Flying School
Lubbock, TX

Operated from 1942-43.
Name changed to Lubbock Army Airfield in 1943 and later Reese Air Force Base.

Blackland Army Flying School
Waco, TX

Base operated 1942-1945. Became Waco Municipal Airport in 1950.

Brooks Field
San Antonio, TX

Operated 1917-1948, when it became Brooks AFB. Closed in 1995.

Camp Barkeley
Abeline, TX
Operated 1941-1945
Name results from clerical error, supposed to be Barkley


Camp Maxey

Paris, TX

"A" : unknown date

"A": unknown date

1945 (restamp?) Enlisted man?

Camp Swift
(Bastrop, TX)
Dalhart Army Air Field
Dalhart, TX

Eagle Mt. Lake Marine Corps Air Station
near Ft. Worth, TXunknown date

Operated from 1944-46

Ellington A.F.B.
Houston, TX
unknown date

Operated as Ellington Field from 1917-47 & Ellington AFB until 1976. Currently a public airport with military, NASA, and cargo flights.

Fort Bliss
El Paso, TX


1942 type 1

1942 type 2

1943 windshield decal

???? plate attatchment

c1951 plate attatchment

Operated from 1854-present.


Fort Hood
Killeen, TX

"O" : unknown date

Operated 1942-present.

Fort Sam Houston
San Antonio, TX

"O" : unknown date

"C" : 1955

"E"=Enlisted man, unk. date

Operated 1890-present

Goodfellow Air Field
San Angelo

"S" : unknown date

"C" c1942

Operated 1941-47. Now Goodfellow AFB.

Kelly AFB
San Antonio, TX

Kelly Field - 1935?

Kelly Field - unknown date

current US Gov't plate

Operated 1916-presnt. Named AFB in 1947.

Lubbock Army Air Field
Operated 1943--

Pampa Army Air Field

Operated 1942-45

Perrin Army Air Field
Grayson County, TX

Base operated 1941-1948, then becoming Perrin Air Force Base until closing in 1970.

Randolph Field
San Antonio, TX

1942 "S"

1942 "E"

Operated from 1930-48. Now Randolph AFB.

Red River Ordnance Depot
Texarkana, TX


Operated from 1941-pres.?

San Marcos Army Air Field
San Marcos, TX

Operated from 1942-1947

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
FT. Worth District

U.S. Naval Station - Orange
Orange, TX

unknown date

Operated from 1940-59.

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