South Dakota World War II Army Airfields
|South Dakota World War II Army Airfields|
|Part of World War II|
Most of these airfields were under the command of Second 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, 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.
Air Technical Service Command
- Mitchell AAF/MAP, Mitchel
- Pierre AAF, Pierre
Second Air Force
- Rapid City AAB, Rapid City
- 353d Army Air Force Base Unit
- Was: Rapid City Air Field (1947)
- Was: Weaver Air Force Base (1948)
- Was: Rapid City Air Force Base (1948-1953)
- Now: Ellsworth Air Force Base (1953-Pres)
- Sioux Falls AAF, Sioux Falls
- 335th Army Air Force Base Unit
- Now: Joe Foss Field Air National Guard Station (Joe Foss Field) (IATA: FSD, ICAO: KFSD)
Personnel Distribution Command
- Watertown AAF, Watertown
Army Air Force Training Command
- Aberdeen AAF, Aberdeen
- 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 - South Dakota