Abandoned & Little-Know Airfields

© 2002, © 2016 by Paul Freeman. Revised 8/29/16.



*** Dedicated in the memory of my father, Harris Freeman (1929-2010), who supported my interest in aviation ever since I was a little boy. ***



History & mystery combined.”

On the following pages, you will find information on vanished or abandoned airfields & their unusual histories.



As a pilot, a particular interest of mine has always been the abandoned airfields that dot the landscape of much of this country.

Both for their potential safety value to a pilot in an emergency,

and also for their sometimes fascinating history, this particular topic has always held my curiosity.

When I'm a passenger on commercial flights,

I've always found myself looking out the window, constantly looking for airfields below.

When I fly as a pilot myself, I've always tried to land at as many airports as possible,

to learn a little about each one.

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Please consider a financial contribution to support the continued growth & operation of this site.

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This website contains descriptions & images of 2,105 airfields, in all 50 states.

The pages are organized by state:



Alabama

Updated 8/12/16

Illinois

Updated 8/10/16

Montana

Updated 7/30/16

Puerto Rico

Updated 4/25/16

Alaska

Updated 7/24/16

Indiana

Updated 8/27/16

Nebraska

Updated 6/4/16

Rhode Island

Updated 1/19/16

Arizona

Updated 8/29/16

Iowa

Updated 7/22/16

Nevada

Updated 5/9/16

South Carolina

Updated 6/4/16

Arkansas

Updated 8/23/16

Kansas

Updated 8/2/16

New Hampshire

Updated 8/23/16

South Dakota

Updated 8/28/16

California

Updated 8/24/16

Kentucky

Updated 6/8/16

New Jersey

Updated 8/12/16

Tennessee

Updated 8/23/16

Colorado

Updated 8/19/16

Louisiana

Updated 6/18/16

New Mexico

Updated 8/15/16

Texas

Updated 8/23/16

Connecticut

Updated 8/14/16

Maine

Updated 8/8/16

New York

Updated 8/13/16

Utah

Updated 8/25/16

Delaware

Updated 4/24/16

Maryland

Updated 8/18/16

North Carolina

Updated 8/28/16

Vermont

Updated 3/13/16

District of Columbia

Updated 7/23/16

Massachusetts

Updated 8/8/16

North Dakota

Updated 6/5/16

Virginia

Updated 8/27/16

Florida

Updated 8/29/16

Michigan

Updated 8/23/16

Ohio

Updated 8/18/16

Washington State

Updated 8/25/16

Georgia

Updated 7/13/16

Minnesota

Updated 8/7/16

Oklahoma

Updated 6/4/16

West Virginia

Updated 8/28/16

Hawaii & Western Pacific Islands

Updated 8/13/16

Mississippi

Updated 8/23/16

Oregon

Updated 8/19/16

Wisconsin

Updated 8/14/16

Idaho

Updated 7/27/16

Missouri

Updated 8/10/16

Pennsylvania

Updated 8/29/16

Wyoming

Updated 2/7/16

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That has caused it to often exceed bandwidth limitations

set by the company which I pay to host it on the web.

 

If the total quantity of material on this site is to continue to grow,

it will require ever-increasing funding to pay its expenses.

Therefore, I request financial contributions from site visitors,

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Please consider a donation of an equivalent amount, at the least.

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On 12/5/15, the “Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields” website was featured on “CBS This Morning!”

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Comments about my page? Information you would like to contribute?

Contact the author at: paulandterryfreeman@gmail.com

If you have pictures or other historical information to help tell the story of these airfields, please send them.

If you have photographs to share, a few requests:

JPG format usually works the best.

Higher resolution photos are generally better.

Please specify the year the picture was taken, and the photographer (if you know that information).

Other items which can be used to expand the website's coverage:

old aeronautical charts, photos, or airport directories.

If you have items such as these & would consider donating them to the website,

please contact the author at: paulandterryfreeman@gmail.com

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In February 2015 the “Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields” website hit TWO MILLION visitors!

Thanks to all who have supported the website with historical material & financial contributions

over the past 17 years.

History of the site:

This site has been on the web since April 1999.

From April 2002 – August 2016, it had 2,208,400 visitors.

Site visitors since April 2002:

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Sources & other sites of interest:

www.airforcebase.net - Scott's USAF Installation Page.

www.airfieldsdatabase.com - David Brooks' detailed archive of information on southwestern airfields.

http://www.aahs-online.org/ - American Aviation Historical Society

All Along The Control Tower”, World War 2 Control Towers in the UK.

"United States Navy & Marine Corps Bases", Paolo Coletta.

"Forgotten Fields of America", by Lou Thole.

"Richard E. Osborne's World War II Sites in the United States".

"United States Naval Air Stations of World War II", M. L. Shettle, Jr.

"Virginia Airports" by Vera Rollo & Norman Crabill (published by the VAHS).

"Maryland Aloft" by Preston, Lanman, and Breilhan.

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Also, be sure to visit my Home page,

for pictures of the planes I've flown, the flight simulators I've worked on, & my family.

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