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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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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.

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Aerial photo of Attu Naval Air Station, 1944

Aerial photo of Attu Naval Air Station, 1944

Attu Airfield is an airfield located on Attu Island, Alaska. It is located at Alexai Point and Casco Cove on Attu. Mountains are located to three sides of the airfield.

The airfield was built by United States Army Engineers during World War II. The first USAAF aircraft to land at the airfield was a C-47 Skytrain, landing fighters crews at Alexai Point. It was used as a staging a...
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German Airfield Rom

German Airfield Rom

A few days after the occupation of Denmark, the local Danish authorities were informed by the Germans that an airfield was to be established on an approx. 600 ha. area to the south of Rom church.

Work started that year and by 1941, the grass airstrips, the concrete taxiways, the dispersal bays, the ammunition and fuel depots and the anti-aircraft defences had taken form. The 43 c...
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RAF Birch in September 1944

RAF Birch in September 1944

RAF Birch is a former World War II airfield in England. It is located about 2 miles north-east of Tiptree in Essex.
Birch Airfield was assigned USAAF designation as Station 149.

Birch Airfield was allocated in August 1942 to the United States Army Air Force Eighth Air Force for development into a heavy bomber base but construction work did not get under way until well in...
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Penfoi japanese airfield, 1943

Penfoi japanese airfield, 1943

Southernmost enemy airfield in the Pacific, this major operational base on Dutch Timor is one of the four fields from which most of the enemy attacks on Allied bases in the northwest sector was originated.
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RAF Glatton on 16 Oct 1945

RAF Glatton on 16 Oct 1945

RAF Glatton is a former World War II airfield in England. The field is located 10 miles N of Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire.

Glatton was constructed in 1943 and was assigned to the United States Army Air Force Eighth Air Force as a heavy bomber airfield. Its layout was unique in that the three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm which continued to operate in the center of the airfi...
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Agrigento Airfield

Agrigento Airfield

Agrigento Airfield was a military airfield in Sicily, just to the northwest of Agrigento; approximately 5km northeast of Porto Empedocle.

A pre-war Regia Aeronautica Italian Air Force base, the airfield was a primary objective of the Operation Husky landings. After being secured, it was used by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force 31st Fighter Group, equipped with ...
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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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WWII Torretta Airfield, Italy

WWII Torretta Airfield, Italy

The first aerodrome that 150 and 142 occupied in Italy was Cerignola #3 at Torretta 8 miles from the Italian cathedral Town of Cerignola. It had first been surveyed as a possible airfield in October 1943. All of 205 Group's squadrons landed at Torretta after leaving the Kairouan/Oudna Area and then moved on to other fields leaving 150 and 142 Squadrons in residence between December 1943 and Feb...
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Bairnsdale airfield, Australia

Bairnsdale airfield, Australia

Another Empire Air Training Scheme base, Bairnsdale was initially home to No.1 Operational Training Unit (OTU) from June 1942. By April 1943, No.1 OTU had relocated to East Sale, and the RAAF's General Reconnaissance School operated from the airfield until the end of World War II.
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RAF Fowlmere on 13 April 1947

RAF Fowlmere on 13 April 1947

RAF Fowlmere is a former airfield in the United Kingdom. The airfield is located six miles SW of Cambridge in Cambridgeshire.

Flying at Fowlmere originated in 1918 when the airfield was used by Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Service Aero Squadrons. After World War I ended, the hangars were all demolished along with the assorted buildings by 1923.

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