South Carolina World War II Army Airfields

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South Carolina World War II Army Airfields

US Army Air Corps Hap Arnold Wings.svg

Part of World War II
South Carolina World War II Army Airfields is located in South Carolina
South Carolina World War II Army Airfields
South Carolina World War II Army Airfields
South Carolina World War II Army Airfields
South Carolina World War II Army Airfields
South Carolina World War II Army Airfields
South Carolina World War II Army Airfields
South Carolina World War II Army Airfields
South Carolina World War II Army Airfields
South Carolina World War II Army Airfields
South Carolina World War II Army Airfields
South Carolina World War II Army Airfields
South Carolina World War II Army Airfields
Map Of Major South Carolina World War II Army Airfields

Red pog.svg   Third Air Force   Green pog.svg  AAF Training Command
Blue pog.svg   AAF Contract Flying Schools
Disc Plain black.svg Multiple Commands
Type Army Airfields
Site information
Site history
Built 1940-1944
In use 1940-present

During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) established numerous airfields in South Carolina for antisubmarine defense in the Gulf of Mexico and for training pilots and aircrews of USAAF fighters and bombers.

Most of these airfields were under the command of Third 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) and Air Transport Command (ATC) maintained a large base in Charleston.

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[edit]

Multiple Commands[edit]

421st Base HQ and Air Base Squadron
Initially: Air Technical Service Command (29th Air Base Group, Distribution Point #2)
Also used by: Army Air Forces Antisubmarine Command (16th Antisubmarine Squadron)
Later: Transferred to: First Air Force (113th AAF Base Unit)
Later: Transferred to: Air Transport Command (593d AAF Base Unit)
Later: Charleston Air Force Base (1952-2010)
Now: Roundel of the USAF.svg Joint Base Charleston (2010-Present) (IATA: CHSICAO: KCHSFAA LID: CHS)

Third Air Force[edit]

AAF Training Command[edit]

Eastern Flight Training Center

Army Air Force Flying School (Basic)
Known sub-bases and auxiliaries
Burt Gin Auxiliary Field
Rembert Auxiliary Field
Monaghan Auxiliary Field
Sumter Municipal Airport
Now: Roundel of the USAF.svg Shaw Air Force Base (IATA: SSCICAO: KSSCFAA LID: SSC)

AAF Contract Flying Schools[edit]

Minor Airfields[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

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