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|During the battle of Stalingrad, and especially of their 6th army was encircled, the Germans used the Gumrak airfield for their operations: re-supply, taking wounded away, ect. The overlay photo was taken on March 6, 1943, after the field was overrun by the Red Army||04/12/2007||2,205|
|Great Saling was the original Air Ministry name for the airfield when construction was begun in 1942 by the 819th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the US Army however on 21 May 1943 the official name was changed to Andrews Field in honour of Lieutenant General Frank M. Andrews. |
Frank M. Andrews was a pioneer exponent of air power and was destined to become a very high ranking fi...
|A close-up of Carlstrom's hangars & ramp, from a 1943 USDA aerial photo of Carlstrom Field. ||04/27/2007||698|
|A 1943 USDA aerial photo of Dorr Field ||04/27/2007||581|
|The Michael Army Air Field at Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah, USA is considered by many to be the "new Area 51," replacing Groom Lake, Nevada as the location of the US Military's top secret research facility.||10/24/2007||1,219|
|Originally constructed in 1927, this installation has changed names and ownership several times. Originally established as Kawaihapai Military Reservation in 1927, it was redesignated as Mokuleia Airfield and was used by the Army Air Forces throughout World War II. The name was changed to Dillingham Air Force Base after the USAF was formed in 1947. The base was deactivated in 1948 and returned ...||10/30/2008||561|
|Strawberry Field was a children's home run by the Salvation Army at the time John Lennon played there as a child. He made it famous with the Beatles song "Strawberry Fields Forever". It is now a Salvation Army retreat called "The Boiler Room".||01/25/2006||635|
|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...||10/28/2008||779|
|This former airfield had an extremely short life in its original role as a military airfield. According to Army Corps of Engineers documents,|
the Navy acquired 220 acres by lease for Hart Outlying Field in early 1942.
The Naval Air Advanced Training Command developed the site
and used it to support flight training operations in the Jacksonville area.Only nine months...
|WWII practice target ranges (the small square/rectangular clearings). These ranges were used by Thunderbolts from the Millville Army Airfield in Millville NJ, nearby. Millville Army Airfield was America's first defense field and is home to a very nice aviation museum, dedicated to the field.||01/02/2006||586|
|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...
|Charra Airfield is an abandoned airfield in India, located 5 miles (8.0 km) ExNE of Puruliya, in West Bengal.|
During World War II, the airfield hosted the United States Army Air Force 444th Bombardment Group. Charra was originally designed for B-24 Liberator use. In 1943 it was designated as a B-29 Superfortress Base for the planned deployment of the United States Army Air Forces...