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Ohio World War II Army Airfields

Us army air corps shield.svg

Part of World War II
Type Army Airfields
Built 1940-1944
In use 1940-Present

During World War II, the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) established numerous airfields in Ohio for training pilots and aircrews of USAAF fighters and bombers.

Most of these airfields were under the command of First Air Force or the Army Air Forces Training Command (AAFTC) (A predecessor of the current-day United States Air Force Air Education and Training Command). However the other USAAF support commands (Air Technical Service Command (ATSC); Air Transport Command (ATC) or Troop Carrier Command) commanded a significant number of airfields in a support roles.

It is still possible to find remnants of these wartime airfields. Many were converted into municipal airports, some were returned to agriculture and several were retained as United States Air Force installations and were front-line bases during the Cold War. Hundreds of the temporary buildings that were used survive today, and are being used for other purposes.

Major airfields

Army Air Force Training Command

Contract Primary Flying Instruction
Now: Wood County Airport (IATA: 1G0)
374th Army Air Force Base Unit
Was: Lockbourne Air Force Base (1948-1974)
Was: Rickenbacker Air Force Base (1974-1980)
Now: Usaf roundel.png Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base (1980-Pres)
Also: Rickenbacker International Airport (1994-Pres)
(IATA: LCKICAO: KLCKFAA LID: LCK)
Eastern Flight Training Center
Kenton County Airport, Covington, Kentucky
Sub-base of Lockbourne AAB
Now: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
(IATA: CVGICAO: KCVGFAA LID: CVG)

Air Transport Command

Joint use USAAF–Navy–Civil airfield
Now: Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport
(IATA: LUKICAO: KLUK)

Air Technical Service Command

Aircraft assembly and modification facilities
Now: Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
(IATA: CLEICAO: KCLEFAA LID: CLE)
478th Army Air Force Base Unit
Merged 1948 with Wright Field AAF
Merged 1948 with Patterson Field
Now: Usaf roundel.png Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (1948-Pres)
Sub-base of Wright Field AAF
Joint use USAAF/Navy/Civil Airfield
Now: Dayton International Airport
(IATA: DAYICAO: KDAYFAA LID: DAY)
Sub-base of Wright Field AAF
Glider Training
Now: Airborne Airpark
(IATA: ILNICAO: KILNFAA LID: ILN)

References

  • 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
  • Military Airfields in World War II - Ohio

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