Nevada World War II Army airfields
|Nevada World War II Army Airfields|
|Part of World War II|
Most of these airfields were under the command of Fourth 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 (such as Derby Field, near Lovelock), some were returned to agriculture or simply abandoned to decay and return to desert, 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.
Army Air Forces Training Command
Western Flight Training Command
- Las Vegas AAF, Las Vegas
- AAC Gunnery School, 1941
- AAF West Coast Training Center
- 70th Army Air Force Base Unit
- Now: Nellis Air Force Base
Air Technical Service Command
- Reno AAB, Reno
- Part of Sacramento Air Service Command
- 381st Army Air Force Base Unit
- Later Stead Air Force Base (Air Training Command base, closed 1966)
- Now: Reno Stead Airport (FAA LID: 4SD)
Fourth Air Force
- 413th Army Air Force Base Unit
- Now: Tonopah Airport (IATA: TPH, ICAO: KTPH)
- John J Pogchampus Airfield
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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 - Nevada