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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: IAC Nationals


Thread: [Acro] Re: IAC Nationals

Message: [Acro] Re: IAC Nationals

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From: "Gary Henry" <midcoast at>

Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 00:10:51 UTC


  There was a picture of the man that Perrin was named after in Don Ortt's
office and I'm sorry I can't remember his full name. He was related to Don
and died in the crash of a Martin B-26 during the war.

Gary Henry

PS I bought my Pitts from Greer Parramore, who flew F-86D's out of Perrin.
Chuck Yeager was stationed there after the war for a brief period of time.

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Poehlmann [mailto:scott-p at]
Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 4:41 AM
To: Planedancer at; acro at
Subject: [Acro] Re: IAC Nationals

Hi Melanie,

Grayson County Airport used to be Perrin AFB. They are the same place. There
is actually a cool little collection of stuff chronicling the development of
"Perrin Field" during WWII and then the use of Perrin AFB to train
interceptor pilots during the early to mid 60's in the terminal building. If
memory serves, the base shut down in 1972 and was turned over to the county
at that time.

Hope this helps.

----- Original Message -----
From: <Planedancer at>
To: <acro at>
Sent: Tuesday, 03 September, 2002 00:14
Subject: [Acro] IAC Nationals

> I'm curious about something - I was perusing the IAC site looking for
> and noticed that the Nationals are listed as being at Perrin AFB in
>  Is this the same as Grayson County Airport?   That may be a bit confusing
> some as, since I'm a local, I found that confusing.  Thanks for the
> clarification.
> Melanie
> Rhome (Ft. Worth) TX


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