Art Leatherwood
Howard Hughes Airport
An Aerial View of the opening day of the Air Terminal at William P. Hobby Airport in 1940, was briefly named Howard Hughes Airport. Courtesy of the 1940 Air Terminal Museum. Image available on the Internet and included in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.
WASP Training Class
WASP Training Class at Howard Hughes Airport, 1943. Image available on the Internet and included in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107.

HOWARD HUGHES AIRPORT. Howard Hughes Airport at Houston was activated in November 1942 to train pilots of the Women's Army Service Pilots. It was deactivated in May 1943, when the mission was transferred to Sweetwater Army Air Field at Sweetwater, Texas.

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