Rhode Island World War II Army Airfields
|Rhode Island World War II Army Airfields|
|Part of World War II|
The one airfield was under the command of First 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) in other states commanded a significant number of airfields in a support roles.
It is still possible to find remnants of this airfield. The one airfield was converted into a municipal airport, instead of returned to agriculture or being retained as a United States Air Force installation as could have been a front-line bases during the Cold War. There is the possibility that a few of the temporary buildings that were used survive today, and are being used for other purposes.
First Air Force
- Hillsgrove/Providence AAF, Providence
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
- 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 - Rhode Island