27th Flying Training Wing (World War II)

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27th Flying Training Wing
Locations of airfields controlled by the 27th Flying Training Wing
Active 1942-1946
Country United States
Branch United States Army Air Forces
Type Command and Control
Role Training
Part of Army Air Forces Training Command
Engagements World War II
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    World War II American Theater

The 27th Flying Training Wing is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was last assigned to the Army Air Forces Western Flying Training Command, and was disbanded on 15 December 1945 at Randolph Field, Texas.

There is no lineage between the United States Air Force 27th Special Operations Wing, established on 28 July 1947 at Kearney Army Airfield, Nebraska and this organization.


The wing was a World War II Command and Control organization which supported Eastern Flying Training Command Flight Schools in the Southeastern United States. The assigned schools provided phase II basic flying training for Air Cadets Graduates of the advanced schools were commissioned as Second Lieutenants, received their "wings" and were reassigned to Operational or Replacement Training Units operated by one of the four numbered air fores in the zone of interior.[1]

As training requirements changed during the war, schools were activated and inactivated or transferred to meet those requirements.[1]


  • Established as 27th Flying Training Wing on 17 December 1942
Activated on 26 December 1942
Disbanded on 16 Jun 1946[2]


  • Army Air Forces Southeast Training Center, 17 December 1942
  • Army Air Forces Eastern Flying Training Command, 15 September 1943
  • Army Air Forces Western Flying Training Command, 15 December 1945 [2]

Training aircraft

The schools primarily flew the Vultee BT-13 / BT-15 Valiant for basic flying instruction. In 1945, the North American AT-6 Texan was also used. Some of the schools later converted to four-engine B-24 transition and single-engine fighter transition schools

Assigned Pilot Schools


  • Cochran Army Airfield, Georgia, 17 December 1942 – 15 December 1945
  • Randolph Field, Texas, 16 December 1945 – 16 June 1946[2]

See also

28th Flying Training Wing (World War II) Advanced Flight Training, Single Engine
29th Flying Training Wing (World War II) Primary Flight Training
30th Flying Training Wing (World War II) Advanced Flight Training, Two Engine
74th Flying Training Wing (World War II) Classifcation/Preflight/Specialized/Navigation
75th Flying Training Wing (World War II) Gunnery
76th Flying Training Wing (World War II) Specialized Four-Engine Training


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942–2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 27th Flying Training Wing, lineage and history document Air Force Historical Agency, Maxwell AFB, Alabama
  3. www.accident-report.com: Bainbridge Army Airfield
  4. www.accident-report.com: Bush Field
  5. www.accident-report.com: Cochran Army Airfield
  6. www.accident-report.com: Courtland Army Airfield
  7. www.accident-report.com: Greenville Army Airfield
  8. www.accident-report.com: Greenwood Army Airfield
  9. www.accident-report.com: Newport Army Airfield
  10. www.accident-report.com: Shaw Field
  11. www.accident-report.com: Walnut Ridge Army Airfield