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M3Glick
02-11-2014, 03:00 PM
Hello,

Trying to locate information on possible Military or Pilot Training Airfields - specifically in operation the summer of 1941. They would have either been close to Owensboro, Kentucky or Big Sandy, Tennessee or somewhere in between for that matter.

Any help or suggestions of how to get this information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

R Leonard
02-13-2014, 02:00 PM
Google is your friend.

#1 in a search for “US Army Air Corps Kentucky” is
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kentucky_World_War_II_Army_Airfields

and the same substituting “Tennessee” for “Kentucky”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_World_War_II_Army_Airfields

And as an added bonus, US Navy Activities in Kentucky
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ref/USN-Act/KY.html
and Tennessee
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/ref/USN-Act/TN.html

M3Glick
02-14-2014, 08:38 AM
Thanks! Google has been my friend. I found the airfields. The only one that makes sense is Sturgis outside of Owensboro, KY--

I clicked on the links to the US Navy activities - but I guess I'm trying to pinpoint it a bit and am now specifically looking for any information on what/which military was in Owensboro, KY in the summer of 1941. Any ideas?

R Leonard
02-14-2014, 04:23 PM
My field of interest is US Naval Aviation, I am unaware of any USN facilities other than those which appear in the listing noted above. Simply from a lack of interest, I‘ve not a clue as to what the USAAF might have been doing in the vicinity of Owensboro Kentucky in 1941. I suppose, if it were an activity of any size it would appear buried somewhere in one of these below:

Development of AAF Base Facilities in the United States 1939-1945
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/AAFHS/AAFHS-69.pdf

Individual Training of Bombardiers
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/AAFHS/AAFHS-5.pdf

Bombsight Maintenance Training in the AAF
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/AAFHS/AAFHS-8.pdf

The Aviation Cadet Ground Duty Program: Policy, Procurement, and Assignment
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/AAFHS/AAFHS-21.pdf

Individual Training in Aircraft Maintenance in the AAF
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/AAFHS/AAFHS-26.pdf

Individual Training of Navigators in the AAF
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/AAFHS/AAFHS-27.pdf

Flexible Gunnery Training in the AAF
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/AAFHS/AAFHS-31/index.html

Expansion of Industrial Facilities under Army Air Forces Auspices 1940-1945
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/AAFHS/AAFHS-40.pdf

Preflight Training in the AAF 1939-1944
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/AAFHS/AAFHS-49.pdf

Basic Military Training in the AAF 1939-1944
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/AAFHS/AAFHS-49.pdf
. . . though I can tell you that no Kentucky facilities appear on the list of stations found on page 35 . . .

Organization of AAF Training Activities 1939-1945
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/AAFHS/AAFHS-53.pdf

Weather Training in the AAF 1937-1945
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/AAFHS/AAFHS-56.pdf

Individual Training in Aircraft Armament by the AAF 1939-1945
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/AAFHS/AAFHS-60.pdf

Combat Crew and Unit Training in the AAF 1939-1945
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/AAFHS/AAFHS-61.pdf

Training of Foreign Nationals by the AAF 1939-1945 [Part 1]
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/AAFHS/AAFHS-64.1.pdf
Training of Foreign Nationals by the AAF 1939-1945 [Part 2]
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/AAFHS/AAFHS-64.2.pdf

Development of AAF Base Facilities in the United States 1939-1945
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/AAFHS/AAFHS-69.pdf

History of the Air Force Civilian Training Program 1941-1951
http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/AAF/AAFHS/AAFHS-123.pdf

rudeerude
02-28-2014, 11:34 AM
Here is one you might find interesting.I've gone through the California map.
http://www.airfields-freeman.com/

And this one just for kicks.
http://www.ronaldv.nl/abandoned/airfields/index.html