flight photos for 1951

USAF BMT Flight Photos - 1951
The Air Force was just four years old and the Korean War was the cause of thousands of young Americans flooding to San Antonio and Lackland AFB. Though the base was geared to handle only 20,000 personnel, more than 84,000 were on Lackland by the middle of 1951. Tents became the norm due to lack of dormitory space and Lackland became known as "Tent City." 

 

Learn about AF BMT in Europe:

AF Basic Training in Europe by MSgt Ralph A. Lurvey, USAF, Ret

 

1951

January
3742 Flt 6486 Sheppard
3741 Flt 6393 Sheppard
3742 Flt 6484 Sheppard
3745 Flt 028 Sheppard
Ukn Sq, Flt 302 Sheppard
3741 Flt 6462 Sheppard
3740 Flt 504 Honor Sheppard
3745 Flt 6648 Sheppard
3747 Flt 6675 Honor Sheppard

July
3710 Flt 1597 
3725 Flt 1538
3712 Flt 1563
3713 Flt 1497
3714 Flt 1549
3722 Flt 1534
3725 Flt 1481
3731 Flt 1592
3740 Flt 1557 Sheppard
3740 Flt 1571 Sheppard
3741 Flt 1572 Honor Flt 
3740 Flt 1636 Honor Flt 
3744 Flt 1515 Honor Flt Sheppard
3723 Flt 1452
3717 Flt 1607
3692 Flt 309-310 Sampson
3735 Flt 1625
3745 Flt 1721 Sheppard
3710 Flt 1596 
3704 Flt 1569  Honor
3747 Flt 1683 Sheppard
February
3744 Unk Flt
3742 Flt S20 Sheppard
3740 Flt 671 Honor Sheppard 
August
3710 Flt 1867 
3745 Flt 1833 Sheppard
3741 Flt 1961 Sheppard
3741 Flt 1880 Sheppard
3735 Flt 1967
3735 Flt 1744
3719 Flt 1652
3746 Flt 1797 Sheppard
3705 Flt 1711 
3692 Flt 381 Sampson
3722 Flt 1784
3710 Flt 1857
3728 Flt 1923
3741 Flt 179 
3707 Flt 1948
3660 Flt 543 Sampson AFB
3707 Flt 1806
3731 Flt 1856
3743 Flt 165 
3741 Flt 1961 Honor Sheppard AFB
3708 Flt 1717

March
3742 Flt 933 Sheppard
3707 Flt 945
3745 Flt 549 Sheppard
3708 Flt 946

September
3740 Flt 1972 Sheppard AFB
3743 Flt 1991 Sheppard AFB
3745 Flt 2022 Honor Sheppard AFB
3745 Flt 2022 Sheppard AFB Honor Flt!
3743 Flt W165
April
3740 Flt 1108 Sheppard
3740 Flt 1160 Sheppard
3747 Flt 1058 Sheppard
3747 Flt 1137 Sheppard
3702 Flt 1044 Sheppard
3742 Flt 1161 Sheppard
3714 Flt 1026
3723 Flt 1101
3716 Flt 1072
3742 Flt 1110 Sheppard Honor

October
3710 Flt 2143 
3715 Flt 2108
3747 Flt 2042 Sheppard
3741 Flt 2106
3741 Flt 177
Unk Sq Flt 666 Sampson
Unk Sq Flt 725 Sampson
3741 Flt 179
3743 Flt 167
3747 Flt 2137 Sheppard
3747 Honor Flt 2137 Sheppard AFB
May
3725 Flt 1380
3742 Flt 1305 Sheppard
3741 Flt 1303 Sheppard
3743 Flt 1387 Sheppard
3740 Flt 1319 Sheppard
3726 Flt 1312
3706 Flt 1301
3705 Flt 1046
3693 Flt 130 Sampson
3727 Flt 1207
3737 Flt 1069 
3743 Flt 1112 Sheppard
3703 Flt 1204
3713 Flt 1244 
November
3705 Flt 2333
3718 Flt 2384 
3745 Flt 2341 Sheppard AFB
Unk Sq Flt 730 Sampson AFB
Unk Sq Flt 825 Nov 1951 Sampson
3745 Flt 2313 Nov 1951 Sheppard AFB
3728 Flt 2240 Nov 1951

June
3714 Flt 1455 
3734 Flt 1367 Honor flt
3706 Flt 1438
5700th AB - Panama CZ
3701 Flt 1465
3744 Flt 1396 Sheppard
3743 Flt 1416 Sheppard
3693 Flt 189 Sampson
3740 Flt 1384 Sheppard
3745 Flt 1516 Honor Sheppard
December
3744 Flt 194
3741 Flt 2490 Sheppard
3725 Flt 2403 
3690 Flt 1010 Sampson
3717 Flt 2430
3747 Flt 2401 Sheppard 
3744 Honor Flt 2702 Sheppard AFB
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