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Delaware World War II Army Airfields

Us army air corps shield.svg

Part of World War II
Locations of major World War II USAAF Airfields in Delaware
Type Army Airfields
Built 1940-1944
In use 1940-Present
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Garrison First Air Force
Army Air Force Training Command

During World War II, Delaware was a United States Army Air Force (USAAF) training center for pilots and aircrews.

The USAAF established Two major airfields under the command of First Air Force, headquartered at Mitchel Army Airfield, New York between 1942 and 1945. They were:

Now: Usaf roundel.png Dover Air Force Base
Now: New Castle Airport (ILG)

The mission of these bases primarily was wartime training of aircrews by Army Air Forces Training Command (A precursor to the current-day USAF Air Education and Training Command).

See also


  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0892010924.
  • Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947-1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0912799129.
  • Thole, Lou (1999), Forgotten Fields of America : World War II Bases and Training, Then and Now - Vol. 2. Pictorial Histories Pub . ISBN 1575100517

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