About the "TEX" HILL WING

"Honor, Preserve, Educate"


Tex Hill

This is the official web site for the "Tex" Hill Wing, named for and authorized by David Lee "Tex" Hill, one of the famous Flying Tigers of World War II. 

Tex Hill later years
Chuck & Tex Hill

The "Tex" Hill Wing was originally formed in Fredricksburg, Texas and named for flying ace David Lee "Tex" Hill in 2005. It moved to the Hondo Army Air Field  in Hondo, Texas in 2008, where it hosted annual aviation events in honor of our veterans and active duty military. In 2017, the wing moved to Stinson Aiport in San Antonio.


Our mission is to support the CAF through the preservation, flight, and display of historic aircraft that tell the story of World War II fighter ace David Lee "Tex" Hill. 

The CAF is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.

When the "Tex" Hill Wing made the move to San Antonio, it came with the intent to fully support Stinson Airport's educational outreach initiative. As many have begun to realize, the meaning behind the great symbols of World War II, including the many different aircraft and those who flew them, has begun to fade with time. 

Eventually, all the stories, heroism, bravery, and self-sacrifice of those who became known as the "Greatest Generation" will be gone. Of particular importance to the "Tex" Hill Wing is preserving the legacy of our namesake, David Lee "Tex" Hill, a WWII fighter ace.

SNJ-4 pic 01

We have begun our historic preservation effort with a SNJ-4, "Ole Yeller", not unlike  what "Tex" would have flown in during his pilot training days with the U.S. Navy, prior to joining the Army Air Corp. That aircraft is now restored and airworthy.

"Tex" would go on to become one of the famous Flying Tigers, piloting a P-40 with shark's teeth painted on the engine cowling. Later he flew a P-51 Mustang named "Bullfrog". Both of these aircraft are on the "Tex" Hill Wing's wish list. 

tex hill p-40

Here is a short video about remembrance of our nation's heroes:


For more information about the "Tex" Hill Wing, including becoming a member, please use the "Contact Us" page by clicking here or selecting it from the menu at the top of the page.

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