A SPENCE POTPOURRI
A brief tour of a few of the sights and events at Spence Air Base in the 1950’s.
Spence Air Base (click to enlarge) as it looked in the early 1950’s. The Quitman Highway is at bottom of picture and main entrance gate at bottom right. Enlargement reveals about 130 T-6’s parked on the ramp (picture was obviously taken on a weekend).
Base Layout - Early 1950's
Hawthorne President “Bevo” Howard often entertained graduating classes with his precision aerobatic demonstration -- few could match his aerobatic skill.