Connecticut World War II Army Airfields
|Connecticut World War II Army Airfields|
|Part of World War II|
Locations of major World War II USAAF Airfields in Connecticut
|Controlled by||United States Army Air Forces|
|Garrison||First Air Force
Army Air Force Training Command
The mission of these bases primarily was wartime training of aircrews by Army Air Forces Training Command (A precursor to the current-day USAF Air Education and Training Command).
It is still possible to find remnants of these wartime airfields as most were converted into municipal airports. Hundreds of the temporary buildings that were used survive today, and are being used for other purposes.
- Bradley Field, 2 miles west of Windsor Locks
- Brainard Field, 2 miles south-southeast of Hartford
- Now: Hartford-Brainard Airport (HFD)
- Bridgeport Army Air Field, 3 miles southeast of Stratford
- Now: Sikorsky Memorial Airport (BDR)
- Groton Army Air Field, 3 miles southeast of Groton
- Now: Groton-New London Airport (GON)
- New Haven Army Air Field, 3 miles southeast of New Haven
- Now: Tweed New Haven Regional Airport (HVN)
- Rentschler Field, 3 miles east-southeast of Hartford
- Was: Rentschler Field (airport) (1933-1997)
- Now: Rentschler Heliport (CT88) and Rentschler Field (football stadium)
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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