Oklahoma World War II Army Airfields

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Oklahoma World War II Army Airfields
US Army Air Corps Hap Arnold Wings.svg
Part of World War II
Oklahoma World War II Army Airfields is located in Oklahoma
Altus AAF
Altus AAF
Chickasha AAF
Chickasha AAF
Enid AAF
Enid AAF
Frederick AAF
Frederick AAF
Hatbox AAF
Hatbox AAF
Miami MAP
Miami MAP
Mustang AAF
Mustang AAF
Ponca City MAP
Ponca City MAP
Tinker AAF
Tinker AAF
Ardmore AAF
Ardmore AAF
Muskogee AAF
Muskogee AAF
Will Rogers MAP
Will Rogers MAP
Woodward AAF
Woodward AAF
Tulsa MAP
Tulsa MAP
Map Of Oklahoma World War II Army Airfields
Type Army Airfields
Site history
Built 1940–1944
In use 1940–present

During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces (AAF) established numerous airfields in Oklahoma for training pilots and aircrews of AAF fighters and bombers or as major maintenance and supply centers.

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 other AAF commands, including Second Air Force, Air Technical Service Command (ATSC) and Air Transport Command (ATC) commanded 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.

Major Airfields[edit]

Army Air Forces Training Command

Air Technical Service Command

Second Air Force

Third Air Force

Air Transport Command

Note: The former Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base, now Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airpark, was originally Naval Air Station Clinton as acquired by the U. S. Navy in 1942. NAS Clinton was closed at the end of World War II and turned over to the City of Clinton. It was on 15 September 1954 that the USAF leased the former NAS Clinton site from the City of Clinton to be used as an Air Force Base.

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