Abandoned Little Known Airfields (U.S.)

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  1. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

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    I just came across a great site that covers abandoned civil and military airfields bases in the U.S. Many of which were for WWII training and staging. It has current (or fairly recent) photos of the sites, as well as good information regarding each site.

    It also vintage photos of the sites (where possible) when they were in operation, which may be of some help for either research or modeling.

    The index is by state, then into sub-groups by region/area.

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    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that is a cool site Dave. I found it about a year ago. Suppose I should have posted it when I found it.:oops:
     
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    Very cool! I will be looking closely at New Jersey LOL
     
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    HaH! Beat ya' to it!

    I did check to see if it had been posted before, didn't come up with anything, though. Matter of fact, it shows a couple here in Redding, the one at Peterson Tractors (California, Northwestern) is literally a few yards from our shop.
     
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    I spent 3 days on it looking at the fields in Virginia. I finally had to banned myself from it.:lol:
     
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    That's a pretty cool site. When I lived in Lancaster Ca., I flew over many of those abandoned airfields on an almost daily basis.
     
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    We have some really cool ones out here, but they are so far apart, it would take forever to explore them all. Quite a few are out in the desert, I've been to a number of them years ago. Nothing there for the most part, but gravel and ocassionally a foundation. The site's pictures don't give the veiwer the real feel of desolation of those places.

    Up in the north state, the surviving ones (that have escaped development) still have buildings and even the occasional boneyard. Now those would be worth a little exploration photographing.
     
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    Thanks Sys GG, that is a cool site no matter who found it. :thumbright:


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