Arizona World War II Army Airfields
|Arizona World War II Army Airfields|
Map Of Arizona World War II Army Airfields
Most of these airfields were under the command of Fourth 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.
Air Transport Command
- Winslow Municipal Airport, Winslow
Fourth Air Force
- Davis-Monthan Field, Tucson
- 32nd Air Base Squadron / 32nd Base Headquarters and Air Base Squadron; 20 April 1941-1 April 1944
- 233rd Army Air Force Base Unit (Combat Crew Training Station, Very Heavy)(Second AF); 1 April 1944-16 November 1945
- Now: Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (IATA: DMA, ICAO: KDMA)
- Aux to Davis-Monthan AAF
- Now: S. Sahuarita Park Rd.
Air Technical Service Command
- Tucson Army Air Field, Tucson
- Joint Use USAAF/Civil Airport
- Now: Tucson International Airport (IATA: TUS, ICAO: KTUS) and Tucson Air National Guard Base, home to the 162d Fighter Wing, Arizona Air National Guard
- Ernest A. Love Field, Prescott
Army Air Forces Training Command
Army Air Forces Western Flying Training Command
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
- Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947-1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.
- Thole, Lou (1999), Forgotten Fields of America : World War II Bases and Training, Then and Now - Vol. 2. Pictorial Histories Pub . ISBN 1-57510-051-7
- Military Airfields in World War II - Arizona
- Marana Arizona Airport History
- History of Ernest A. Love Field
- Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields
- World War II Arizona Army Air Fields, Aircraft Wrecks and Internment Camps. Archived from the original on March 28, 2013. Retrieved September 26, 2012.