New Jersey World War II Army Airfields
|New Jersey World War II Army Airfields|
|Part of world War II|
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.
Air Transport Command
- Fort Dix Army Airbase, Fort Dix
- 95th Army Air Force Base Unit
- Provided support for Fort Dix
- Now: McGuire Air Force Base (1948-present) (IATA: WRI, ICAO: KWRI, FAA LID: WRI)
First Air Force
Air Technical Service Command
- 438th Army Air Force Base Unit
- Joint use USAAF/US NAVY/Civil Airport, Also provided POE(Port Of Entry)[clarification needed] for New York Area.
- Now: Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA: EWR, ICAO: KEWR)
- Linden Airport, Linden
- Aircraft manufactured by General Motors were built at the defense plant adjacent to the airfield and flown out from here.
- Now: Linden Airport (IATA: LDJ, ICAO: KLDJ)
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- 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 - New Jersey