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Western Flying Training Command

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Western Flying Training Command

This article is about the Western Flying Training Command of 1943-1945. For the Western Flying Training Command of 1945-1946, see Central Flying Training Command.

Western Flying Training Command is an inactive United States Air Force unit. It was assigned to the Army Air Forces Training Command, stationed at Santa Ana Army Air Base, California. It was inactivated on 1 November 1945.


Established on 8 July 1940 when the United States Army Air Corps redesignated its training center at Santa Ana Army Air Base, California as the West Coast Air Corps Training Center. The West Coast Air Corps Training Center at Santa Ana handled flying training (basic, primary and advanced) at airfields in the Western United States.

On 31 July 1943, was redesignated as the Western Flying Training Command. Inactivated on 1 November 1945, being consolidated into Central Flying Training Command at Randolph Field, Texas.


  • Established as West Coast Air Corps Training Center on 8 July 1940
Redesignated: Western Flying Training Command, 31 July 1943
Inactivated on 1 November 1945

Major components

(Does not include axillary and emergency landing fields)


  • 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
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