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Wisconsin World War II Army Airfields

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Type  Army Airfields
In use  1940-present
Built  1940-1944

During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) established numerous airfields in Wisconsin 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

Air Technical Service Command

  • General Billy Mitchell Field, Milwaukee
  • 364th Base Headquarters and Air Base Squadron, 25 May 1942-31 March 1944 567th Army Air Force Base Unit, 31 March 1944-15 August 1944 4302nd Army Air Force Base Unit, 15 August 1944-1 September 1944 Now: General Mitchell International Airport and General Mitchell Air National Guard Base (IATA: MKE, ICAO: KMKE, FAA LID: MKE)

    Army Air Force Training Command

  • Truax Field, Madision
  • Army Air Forces Technical School (Radio No. 3), 22 July 1942-1 November 1945 334th Base Headquarters and Air Base Squadron, 23 July 1942-30 April 1944 3508th Army Air Force Base Unit, 1 May 1944-30 November 1945 Now: Dane County Regional Airport and Truax Field Air National Guard Base (IATA: MSN, ICAO: KMSN, FAA LID: MSN)

    First Air Force

  • Camp Williams Army Air Field, Finley, Wisconsin
  • 363rd Base Headquarters and Air Base Squadron, June 1942-October 1943 Now: Volk Field Air National Guard Base (IATA: VOK, ICAO: KVOK, FAA LID: VOK)

    References

    Wisconsin World War II Army Airfields Wikipedia


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