Category:Initial United States Air Force installations

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This category is for the military installations transferred to the USAF in September 1947 when it was established by the National Security Act passed in July, e.g., Biggs Army Airfield became Biggs Air Force Base on 27 Sep 47. On 26 Sep "Army" had been dropped from the 4126th Army Air Force Base Unit's name at San Bernardino Army Airfield ("Army" wasn't dropped from the installation name until 24 Dec: "San Bernardino Air Field".) Most of the Army Airfields became Air Force Bases after 1947, e.g., many on 13 Jan 48 such as Keesler Field, Mather Field, Maxwell Field, Patterson Field/"Air Force Technical Base" (former Wright Field), & Westover Field. Airfields closed during the Army-to-Air Force transition planning that performed AAF personnel cuts included Indian Springs Army Airfield (Jan 47), Enid Field (31 Jan), and Goodfellow Field (1 May).

Pages in category "Initial United States Air Force installations"

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