Rhode Island World War II Army Airfields

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Rhode Island World War II Army Airfields
US Army Air Corps Hap Arnold Wings.svg
Part of World War II
Type Army Airfields
Site history
Built 1940-1944
In use 1940-present

During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) established one airfield in Rhode Island for training pilots and aircrews of USAAF fighters and bombers.

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.

Major Airfields[edit]

First Air Force

435th Army Air Force Base Unit
Now : T. F. Green Airport (IATA: PVDICAO: KPVDFAA LID: PVD)


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