Barron Field
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
N 32° 37.544 W 097° 18.274
14S E 659055 N 3611065
Quick Description: This marker, in front of the old munitions building in Everman, memorializes a pilot training field from the World War 1 era.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 11/30/2007 8:09:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM2PCK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member clayj
Views: 65

Long Description:
Texas Historical Commission Atlas data:
Index Entry: Barron Field
Address: Oak Grove Rd. and Everman Rd.
City: Everman
County: Tarrant
Subject Codes: AV; WI
Year Marker Erected: 1976
Marker Location: on Oak Grove Rd., 1/10 mi. S. of intersection of Oak Circle & Everman Rd., Everman
Marker Size: 18" x 28"
Repairs Completed: Refinish
Related Waymarks:
Ormer Leslie Locklear: WM1CTK
Marker Number: 310

Marker Text:
One of three World War I fight training centers in the Ft. Worth area, Taliaferro Field No. 2 was built on this site in Nov. 1917. First used by Canadian cadets, it was occupied in April 1918 by American military units. In May, the facility was renamed Barron Field for Cadet Robert J. Barron, who was killed at another flying school. Covering over 600 acres, the camp housed as many as 150 officers and 900 enlisted men. Barron Field sent six Air Squadrons to France before the war ended, Nov. 11, 1918. The training facility closed in 1921, and today only the munitions building remains. (1976)


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