San Marcos, Texas

The CenTex Wing CAF Hangar Museum


category : Museums
The CenTex Wing CAF Hangar Museum hidden at the back of the San Marcos Municipal Airport, is one of the few remaining World War II airplane hangars, now the home of the Centex Wing of the Commemorative Air Force and the organization’s museum. This hangar is one of three built on the site in 1942 during the desperate days that followed the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Two of the hangars have long since been demolished, but this one remains. Built of wood, this voluminous structure houses several World War II airplanes including a Mitchell B-25 twin-engine bomber, similar to the ones used in Lt Col. Jimmy Doolittle’s daring raid on Japan five months after Pearl Harbor.

The CenTex Wing hangar houses two CAF aircraft for which the Wing has maintenance and restoration responsibility: a very-rare flying P-39 Bell Airacobra, and the U-3A "Administrator". We have a tenant unit, The Yellow Rose Squadron of the CAF, which is responsible for maintaining and operating the B-25 "Yellow Rose". The CAF replica "Kate" #310 is always in the hangar, when not flying air shows with the "Tora, Tora, Tora!" group. Two other CAF aircraft are housed part-time with us, replica "Kate" #356, and the Bell P-63 King Cobra. The P-63 is currently undergoing major maintenance in the hanger. Other aircraft in the hangar are privately owned by CAF members, and used to support the missions of the CAF. Among these are 3 AT-6 Texan types, a Japanese Zero replica, built for the movie Tora, Tora, Tora, a Chinese-built CJ-6A trainer, the Beech T-34A Mentor, and outside on the ramp is a Lockheed T-33 "Shooting Star" jet trainer.


Admission: No admission but recommended $3 donation to keep them flying!!!
Hours: Monday-Wednesday-Friday and Saturday 9:00-4:00
Phone: 512-396-1943
Our Website:www.centexwing.com

Come visit us in San Marcos, Texas


More Museums near San Marcos, Texas

Firehall Museum

A pioneer schoolroom and old-fashioned family settings in the charming museum preserve rustic accents of the county's heritag...

Robert Wood Johnson Museum of Frontier Medicine

Instruments, medicines, surgical kits, hospital furniture, and other items of a typical 19th-century frontier hospital; some ...

Midland County Historical Museum

Midland County Historical Museum exhibits include early Midland history, photos, pioneer relics, mementos of the Civil War, W...

Annie's Doll House Museum

Annie's Doll House Museum displays a fine collection of antique dolls and toys. Tours welcome with appointment; also restorat...

Mobeetie Jail Museum

Housed in restored jail; early-day sheriff's quarters authentically furnished. Displays of historical items from Wheeler Coun...

Old Nacogdoches University

Built 1845, modified Grecian structure was first nonsectarian university established during Republic of Texas. On Washington ...


The CenTex Wing CAF Hangar Museum Related Videos

CAF Centex Wing Flyover and Golf Ball Drop at Onion Creek, Austin, TX

Volunteer Pilots of the non-profit CAF Centex Wing showcase US airpower of the 1940s. This is the Second Annual Golf Ball Drop and Tournament to benefit the ...

Commemorative Air Force, Central Texas Wing San Marcos, TX

The FirstWatch Media Crew spent many hours with the pilots and crewmen at this WWII-era hangar at the San Marcos airfield. What we found was some incredible ...

Dancing Cheek to Cheek

Veterans Day Hangar Dance @ San Marcos Aiport's CAF Centex WWII Hangar.

Travel
Lodging
Attractions
Events
Recreation
Advertise