CLENT BREEDLOVE
CIVILIAN PILOT TRAINING PROGRAM
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1939-1945

BREEDLOVE AIRPORT THC

In February, 2011, I met with Dr. Don Abbe, curator of Silent Wings Museum (www.silentwingsmuseum.com) to begin the process of submitting the application for a Texas Historical Commission marker for Breedlove Airport.  I met with Dr. Abbe again in August, 2011 and submitted the application and related paperwork to the THC in Austin, TX a few weeks later.

In early January, 2012, I received the great news that the Texas Historical Comission had approved a marker for Breedlove Airport.  The approved text for the marker was sent to the foundry near Austin around June and in September the marker arrived at Southwest Collections / Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

The marker stayed there in care of Dr. Tai Kreidler and staff until the Lubbock County Historical Commission (LCHC) picked up the marker for the City of Lubbock to implant it in the city's right-of-way at 2236 E 50th Street in Lubbock where Breedlove Airport once stood.  The marker was implanted just before June 6, 2013.

Then on June 6, 2013, D-Day 69, the LCHC held the official dedication ceremony for the Breedlove Airport marker from the THC.  Mr. William McWhorter, Military Sites Coordinator of the THC, was the special guest speaker at that evening's ceremony.  Over 800 persons attended the D-Day ceremony at Silent Wings Museum that day with about 100 persons in attendance for the Breedlove Airport THC marker ceremony which was held about 5:30 p.m.

Below are some photos of the Breedlove Airport THC marker on east 50th Street in Lubbock.

                                                                                  

The BREEDLOVE AIRPORT marker from the TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION in Austin, Texas.  The marker is located at 2236 E 50th Street in Lubbock.
All photos on this page courtesy John W. McCullough.


              
Mr. William McWhorter, Military Sites Coordinator of the Texas Historical Commission in Austin, Texas, stands in front of the BREEDLOVE AIRPORT
marker from the THC on June 6, 2013, D-Day 69, in Lubbock, Texas.




                                             
John W. McCullough standing next to the BREEDLOVE AIRPORT marker from the THC on June 6, 2013, D-Day 69 in Lubbock, TX.  Photo taken by William McWhorter.  After taking the photos, we had supper at the 50 Yard Line Restaurant in Lubbock.


              
The celebration supper on June 6, 2013 at the 50 Yard Line Restaurant in Lubbock.  Pictured are Roxi and Joe Hays in foreground with John McCullough and William McWhorter in the background.  Joe Hays helped build Silent Wings Museum in 2002 at the old Lubbock Municipal Airport and served as the museum's first director from 2002 until 2009.



                                                      

The BREEDLOVE AIRPORT marker text as it appears on the actual marker at 2236 E 50th Street in Lubbock, Texas.