Rhode Island World War II Army Airfields
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name=Rhode Island World War II Army Airfields
partof = World War II
World War II, the United States Army Air Force(USAAF) established numerous airfields in Rhode Islandfor training pilots and aircrews of USAAF fighters and bombers.
Most of these airfields were under the command of
First Air Forceor 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 Forceinstallations 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.
First Air Force
* Hillgrove/Providence AAF, Providence: 435th Army Air Force Base Unit:Now :
T. F. Green AirportAirport codes|PVD|KPVD|PVD
* Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0892010924.
* Ravenstein, Charles A. (1984). Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947-1977. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0912799129.
* Thole, Lou (1999), Forgotten Fields of America : World War II Bases and Training, Then and Now - Vol. 2. Pictorial Histories Pub . ISBN 1575100517
* [http://www.airfieldsdatabase.com/WW2/WW2.htm Military Airfields in World War II - Rhode Island]
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