Ramey Air Force Base

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Ramey Air Force Base
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Part of the Strategic Air Command
Located in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
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13 October 1993
Ramey AFB is located in Puerto Rico
Ramey AFB
Ramey AFB
Coordinates 18°29′40″N 067°07′46″W / 18.49444°N 67.12944°W / 18.49444; -67.12944Coordinates: 18°29′40″N 067°07′46″W / 18.49444°N 67.12944°W / 18.49444; -67.12944
Type Air Force Base
Site information
Controlled by Formerly the Strategic Air Command
Site history
Built 1936
In use 1936–1971
Garrison information
Garrison None – base deactivated in 1973

Ramey Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force base in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. It was named after Brigadier General Howard Knox Ramey. Following its closure, it was redeveloped into Rafael Hernandez Airport.

History[edit]

World War II era[edit]

During World War II, the following squadrons were assigned to the airfield:

417th Bombardment Squadron, 21 November 1939 – 13 April 1942 (B-18 Bolo)
10th Bombardment Squadron, 1 November 1940 – 1 November 1942 (B-18 Bolo)
12th Bombardment Squadron, 1 November 1940 – 8 November 1941 (B-18 Bolo)
35th Bombardment Squadron, 31 October-11 November 1941 (B-18 Bolo)

Cold War era[edit]

As: Antilles Air Division, 12 January 1948 – 22 January 1949

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office 1961 (republished 1983, Office of Air Force History, ISBN 0-912799-02-1).
  • Ravenstein, Charles A. Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947–1977. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Office of Air Force History 1984. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.

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