Naval Auxiliary Air Facility New Bedford

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Naval Auxiliary Air Facility New Bedford was a United States Navy facility located in New Bedford, Massachusetts operational from 1942 to 1945. It existed as an auxiliary air facility of Naval Air Station Quonset Point.

History

The airport was constructed between 1940 and 1942 with the intent of it becoming a commercial airport. Starting in 1942, the facility was taken over by the United States Army Air Corps for anti-submarine patrols. In 1944, the United States Navy took control of the facility and renamed it Naval Auxiliary Air Facility New Bedford. During its time, the field also had control of Outlying Landing Field Plymouth and Outlying Landing Field Westfield. After the end of the war, the airport reverted to civil usage.[1]

Today, the field operates as New Bedford Regional Airport.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Massachusetts Naval Air Bases, Coast Guard Bases, Military & Auxiliary Air Fields 1923-1945". Massachusetts Aviation Historical Society. 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>