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Kingman Army Airfield

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Detailed history

460 Base Headquarters & Air Base Sq 1 Dec 42-30 Apr 44
3018 AAF Base Unit 1 May 44-30 Jun 45

AAF Gunnery School / Flexible Gunnery School 4 Aug 42-30 Jun 45
334 Aviation Sq 26 Dec 42-30 Apr 44

1100 Guard Sq 1 Dec 42-30 Apr 44
1120 Flex Gunnery Training Sq/328 Flex Gunnery Training Gp 26 Dec 42-30 Apr 44
1121 Flex Gunnery Training Sq/329 Flex Gunnery Training Gp 26 Dec 42-30 Apr 44
1122 Flexible Gunnery Training Sq 26 Dec 42-29 Feb 44
1123 Flexible Gunnery Training Sq 26 Dec 42-30 Apr 44
382 Sub Depot 6 Nov 42-30 Apr 44
536 Flexible Gunnery Training Sq 15 Jan 43-30 Apr 44
537 Flexible Gunnery Training Sq 12 Jan 43-29 Feb 44
538 Flexible Gunnery Training Sq 12 Jan 43-13 Jan 44
669 Flexible Gunnery Training Sq 15 Jan 43-6 Jun 43
760 Flex Gunnery Training Sq 15 Jan 43-30 Apr 44
763 Flexible Gunnery Training Sq 16 Jan 43-24 Jun 43
384 AAF Band/684 Army Band/684 AAF Band 25 Jan 43-4 Jul 45
31 Altitude Training Unit 10 Apr 43-30 Apr 44
1012 Quartermaster Pltn, Transportation (Air Base) 1 Feb 43-30 Apr 44

Between December 1945 and June 1947, the RFC, War Assets Corporation and the War Assets Administration (disposal function of the RFC was transferred to WAC on January 15, 1946, and to the WAA in March 1946) processed approximately 61,600 World War II aircraft, of which 34,700 were sold for flyable purposes and 26,900, primarily combat types, were sold for scrapping.

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Service

Aircraft

  • 42-107018 LOS ANGELES CITY LIMITS

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/1/44; Kearney 17/2/44; Presque Is 5/3/44; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-U] Ridgewell 25/3/44; 72m+ Returned to the USA Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap...

  • 42-31909 Nine-O-Nine

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 3/1/44; Kearney 12/1/44; Romulus 24/1/44; Grenier 29/1/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-R] Bassingbourn 24/2/44; 140m Returned to the USA 1321 BU Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 18/6/45; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 42-31922

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/1/44; Kearney 14/1/44; Grenier 31/1/44; Assigned 550BS/385BG Gt Ashfield 15/2/44; force landed Hoesch A/fd, Hol. 15/3/45; sal & Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 26/6/45; Reconstruction...

  • 42-31931

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered from Boeing with George Willingham 3/1/44 (experimental with no top turret glazing); McChord 23/7/44; Spokane 25/7/44; Nashville 30/8/44; 1EEL Bedford 1/12/44; 902 BU Orlando 19/1/45; 903 BU Pinecastle 23/1/45; with Walt Lucas force landed...

  • 42-31932 Purdy Baby/Miss Cue/Sister Kate/Rick-O-Shay IV

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/1/44; Gr Island 1/2/44; Grenier 23/2/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-H] Framlingham 23/2/44 RICK-O-SHAY IV then PURDY BABY; taxi accident on base with Harry Robison 16/3/45; 101m, Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 6/7/45; 4168 Base...

  • 42-31933

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 10/1/44; Yuma 19/1/44; 3017 BU Hobbs 5/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 1/12/45.

  • 42-31934 Marie Helena

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/1/44; Gr Island 15/1/44; ...

  • 42-31939 Spook Six

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/1/44; Kearney 15/1/44; Romulus 23/1/44; Grenier 25/1/44; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-J] Horham 2/2/44; transferred 412BS [QW-J]; 98m, with S.D. Reed, force landed RAF Coltishakk, 8RTD, 1WIA; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 21/6/44;...

  • 42-31974 Bomboogie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 11 January 1944; Memphis 23 Januart 1944; Savannah 24 January 1944; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-G] Framlingham 5 February 1944. Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 3July 1945; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6 July 1945;...

  • 42-31976

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/1/44; Roswell 20/1/44; 3030 BU Roswell 26/12/44; 3010 BU Williams 20/1/45; 3020 BU La Junta 23/4/45; 2114 BU Lockbourn 25/6/45; 2137 BU Hendricks 18/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2019 16:33:54 terveurn Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
17 December 2019 16:30:49 terveurn Changes to media associations
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17 December 2019 16:23:58 terveurn Changes to history
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AAF records

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2019 16:19:43 terveurn Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date, construction date and closure date
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