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CAAF Cadets - 1st class to arrive by train

Description: Photograph of the first class of cadets on a train to arrive at Childress Army Air Field in Childress, Texas. The men are wearing military uniforms.
Date: February 21, 1943
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

CAAF Hospital volunteer Patsy White

Description: Photograph of Childress Army Air Field Hospital volunteer Patsy White, wife of Colonel John W. White.
Date: August 1944
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

CAAF "Pass in Review"

Description: Photograph of several uniformed soldiers in formation at Childress Army Air Field in Childress, Texas.
Date: June 1944
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[Fire Chief John Ballew with Firemen 1948]

Description: Photograph of Fire Chief John Ballew and his fellow firemen. They are all kneeling in a row in front of three fire trucks. The Chief and his firemen are all wearing matching shirts and ties. The fire station and an unidentifiable building are in the background.
Date: 1948
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Old Settlers 1946

Description: Photograph of several young and old gathered in Fair Park for the 58th Old Settlers Reunion on July 18th, 1946. There are several cars parked behind the settlers beneath some trees.
Date: July 18, 1946
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[Old Settlers Parade 1942]

Description: Photograph of the Old Settlers' parade held in Childress, Texas in 1942. In the procession are two young children, a boy and a girl, in costumes riding scooters. Following them is a woman dressed as a clown and a line of men and women riding horses. The parade is traveling down a busy street lined with businesses, parked cars, and watchful spectators. Among the spectators is a man in military uniform.
Date: July 17, 1942
Creator: Webb Studio
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

[Old Settlers' Parade 1947]

Description: Photograph of the Old Settlers parade held in Childress, Texas in 1947. The parade is being led by two men on horseback. Behind them are two more men on horseback holding flags followed by a line of cars and floats. The parade is traveling south on a busy street named "Commerce". Spectators line the street as the parade passes by. Some young boys are watching from the rooftop of a nearby restaurant.
Date: October 13, 1947
Creator: Webb Studio
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Painting of AT-11

Description: Photograph of a painting entitled "Childress Training Days" with a Beechcraft AT-11 Kansan flying over Childress Army Air Field, Texas. Childress, Texas is visible in the background behind the plane.
Date: 1944
Creator: Broome, Richard
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

"Valentine of Steel" at CAAF Dedication

Description: Photograph of a man and a woman holding a bombshell that reads "Valentine of Steel to Hitler and Hirohito from First Class AAFBS Childress, Texas. 2-14-43."
Date: February 14, 1943
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Walter Lockhoof

Description: Photograph of Lt. Walter Lockhoof, bombardier pilot, in uniform.
Date: 1943
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

"Welcome to CAAF, boys!"

Description: Photograph of the first class of cadets to Childress Army Air Field stepping off the train in uniforms at the air field.
Date: February 21, 1943
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum