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Dodge City Army Airfield - Ford County Airport, Dodge City

Dodge City Army Airfield - Ford County Airport, Dodge City

Aerial view of Dodge City AAF while under construction in 1943.

Dodge City AAF was located 6 miles northwest of the town of Dodge City. The Army Airfield was built in 1942 for the 70,000 Pilot Training Program, to train pilots & crews of medium bombers, primarily B-25s.
Dodge City was also used during WW2 to train French aircrews.
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Gibraltar airport 1943

Gibraltar airport 1943

Airport and Runway Aerial View 1943
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Castelvetrano Airfield after a Bombing Raid - 3 January 1942

Castelvetrano Airfield after a Bombing Raid - 3 January 1942

Vertical aerial reconnaissance view of Castelvetrano airfield, Sicily, the day before a successful attack was made on it by Malta-based Bristol Blenheims of Nos. 18 and 107 Squadrons RAF. A number of Junkers Ju 52 and Savoia Marchetti SM 82 transport aircraft, many of which were destroyed during the raid, can be seen parked around the airfield perimeter.
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Avro Lincoln Bomber crashed into Mount Superbus on 9 April 1955

Avro Lincoln Bomber crashed into Mount Superbus on 9 April 1955

Avro Lincoln bomber, A73-64 of 10 Squadron RAAF based in Townsville crashed into Mount Superbus near Emu Vale in the early hours of Easter Saturday morning on 9 April 1955 during a medical evacuation of a sick baby from Townsville to Eagle Farm airfield in Brisbane. The crew of four RAAF personnel and the two passengers were all killed in this tragic accident.
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Aerial Photo of RAF Hethel Airfield - 16 April 1946

Aerial Photo of RAF Hethel Airfield - 16 April 1946

RAF Hethel is a former World War II airfield used by the US during the Second World War (and briefly as an RAF station) in Norfolk, England situated located 7 miles south west of Norwich.

Hethel airfield was constructd in 1942 for American use and was assigned USAAF designation Station 114.
From 14 September 1943 though to 12 June 1945, Hethel served as headquarters for t...
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Puunene Naval Air Station, Hawaii

Puunene Naval Air Station, Hawaii

Aerial view of Puunene, 1943
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Aerial View of Hilbeck, Werl - May 17, 1943

Aerial View of Hilbeck, Werl - May 17, 1943

After the Dam Busting Raids, the RAF overflown the area around Hilbeck and looking for wrecks of downed Lancaster bombers.
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Antil Plains Aerodrome

Antil Plains Aerodrome

Antil Plains Aerdodrome was an aerodrome located 19.38 kilometres (12.04 mi) south of Townsville, Queensland, Australia near Antill Plains.

The aerodrome was constructed in 1942, during World War II, for the Royal Australian Air Force as part of a group of airfields to be used as aircraft dispersal fields in the event of Imperial Japanese attack on the Townsville area. It was lea...
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Kahuku Army Airfield - October 1941

Kahuku Army Airfield - October 1941

There are references to Kahuku as an emergency field dating to the 1930's, but it was not until the United States entered World War II that the airfield was developed. Kahuku Army Airfield was classified as an auxiliary field and had a very short life span, from 1942 until it was closed in the late 1940's. Ground troops were stationed in the area to protect the airfield and man the shoreline fo...
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Haleiwa Fighter Strip, Haleiwa Hawaii

Haleiwa Fighter Strip, Haleiwa Hawaii

A 1942 aerial view of the Haleiwa Airfield.
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Venosa Airfield - 485th Bombardment Group - Apr 1944-15 May 1945

Venosa Airfield - 485th Bombardment Group - Apr 1944-15 May 1945

Semi-permanent heavy bomber airfield used by Fifteenth Air Force. Built by COE beginning in Sep 1943. One PSP runway with extensive taxiway and hardstand parking areas. Steel control tower. Opened 14 Mar 1944. Last combat operations flown in late April 1945. Closed on 4 Jul 1945. Today is agricultural area with no structures or any facilities in existence, however extensive evidence of land sca...
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3 A-4 Skyhawks at MCOLF Atlantic

3 A-4 Skyhawks at MCOLF Atlantic

Atlantic was built during WW2 as a satellite airfield for MCAS Cherry Point. The Navy acquired 1,470 acres of land in early 1942, and construction commenced later that year.

The 1st aircraft reportedly arrived at Atlantic in 1943 [but that is contradicted by the 1942 photos above], the Douglas SDB Dauntless dive bombers of VMSB-341, followed shortly by VMSB-342.

A...
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