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Cox Army Airfield (IATA: PRX, ICAO: KPRX, FAA Location identifier: PRX) was a an airfield built for the United States Army Air Forces. It was used as an aircraft maintenance and supply depot during World War II. It is currently know as Cox Field.


Cox Field is located seven miles east of Paris, in Lamar County, Texas and opened in August 1943 as Cox Army Airfield. It was used by the United States Army Air Forces as an Air Technical Service Command aircraft maintenance and supply depot during World War II. At the end of the war the airfield no longer needed by the military and was turned over to the local government for civil use.[1]

Airline flights began around 1951 (Central DC-3s) and continued into the 1960s.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

  1. * Thole, Lou (1999), Forgotten Fields of America : World War II Bases and Training, Then and Now - Vol. 2. Publisher: Pictorial Histories Pub, ISBN 1-57510-051-7

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