Naval Flying Fields in the USA
Aux = Auxiliary; CGAS = Coast Guard Air Station; MCAF/MCAS = Marine Corps Air Field/Air Station; MCH = Marine Corps Helicopter facility; NAAF = Naval Auxiliary Air Facility; NALF = Naval Auxiliary Landing Field; NAAS = Naval Auxiliary Air Station; NAB = Naval Air Base; NAF = Naval Air Facility; NAR = Naval Air Reserve; NAS = Naval Air Station; NRAB = Naval Reserve Air Base; NSA = Naval Support Activity; OLF = Outlying Landing Field.
NOTE: To simplify researches, coordinates [in brackets] are classic spherical degrees, minutes, and seconds (dd mm ss). For Google Earth use, dashes need to be replaced by a space, with a space and N before the comma, then a space and W at the endeg: 37 46 00 N, 121 91 00 W.
Abel NOLF, Milpitas CA (1943-1945). Satellite for Livermore NAS; single 3800' sod runway.
Adak NAS, NAF
, AK [51 52 51N 176 38 51W] (1950-1998). Was USAF Davis AFB.
Alameda NAS, CA [37 47 10N 122 19 05W] (1936-1997). Was 1930 USAAC Benton Field. 1931: Pan American Airways colocation. 2,720 acres included 5 runways, seaplane lagoon & ramps, 2 aircraft carrier piers. 1/26/1967: Renamed Nimitz Field. 9/30/97: Decommissioned for economic reasons. 1999: Land ceded to city, renamed Alameda Point for industrial development. 2006: Purchase of land by city of Alameda from USN for $108M. Satellites: Concord, Cotati OLF, Crows Landing, Little River, Santa Rosa, South San Francisco, Vernalis.
Albany NAS, GA (aka Turner Field) (7/1/1967-1979). Was Albany (Turner Field) AFB. 1979: Deactivated, property sold to Miller Brewing Co.
Allen Field see Reeves Field.
Alpha Field, Meridian MS (19??-c.1990). Satellite OLF for Meridian NAS. c.1990: Transferred to USAF's Columbus AFB as Aux and renamed Gunshy Field.
Anacostia NAF, DC (1919-1963), moved to Andrews AFB as Anacostia NAS.
Anderson NAS (19??-??).
Andrews MCAF, Andrews AFB, DC (19??->).
Annapolis Aviation Field MD (1911-??).
Annette CGAS, Annette Island AK (3/14/1944-??). 1977: Relocated to Sitka.
Aransas County Airport, TX (10/21/1943-3/9/1948). Leased to USN for $1 a year until it reverted to the County.
Arcata NAS, McKinleyville CA [40 58 41N 124 06 30W] (19??-??).
Arlington NAS, WA (19??-??).
Arlington OLF aka #14, IL (19??-??). Satellite for Glenview NAS.
Arlington CGAS, DC (2/20/1952->)
Armitage Field, China Lake NAS, CA (6/1/1945-??). Replacement for Inyokern Ordnance Test Station. - Lt John M Armitage, USNR.
Anacostia NAS (19??-??).
Ash Field, satellite for Grosse Ile NAF (19??-??).
Astoria CGAS (see Tongue Point NAS), OR (8/14/1964-1966). 2/25/1966: Ops moved to Warrenton Airport.
Astoria NAS, OR (19??-??).
Atlanta NAS, GA (19??-??).
Atlantic MCAAF/MCOLF, NC (19??-??).
Atlantic City NAS, NJ (19??-??).
Austin NOLF, NV [39 47 N 117 02 W] (c.1941-c.1944). Satellite for Fallon NAAS. Carrier air group tng, no buildings. Two 6000' paved rwys. c.1944->: To civil use as Austin Airport
Ault Field, Whidbey Island NAS, Oak Harbor WA (1943). See Oak Harbor. - Comm William B Ault, USN.
Ayer NAAF, MA (19??-??). Satellite for Squantum NAS.
Banana River NAS, FL
Barbers Point CGAS, Kaneohe NAS, HI (1945-->). 3/x/49: Moved to Barbers Point NAS.
Barin East Field NOLF, Foley AL (19??->). Satellite for Pensacola NAS and Whiting Field NAS. JPATS flight training. - Lt Louis T Barin, USN.
Barin West Field NAAS, Foley AL (4/2/1942-1947, 1952-1962). Was Foley Muni. Satellite for Pensacola NAS. Primary and torpedo flight training. 1952: Reopened for flight training during Korean War (1952-58), some post-war simulated carrier landing activity continued. 1962: Decommissioned and returned to the City of Foley for civil use.
Baxter #7 OLF, WA (19??-??). Satellite for Pasco NAS.
Beaufort NAAF/MCAS, SC (19??-??).
(Floyd) Bennett Field (was NYC Muni Airport), New York NAS, Long Island NY (5/23/31-??) - Cdr Floyd Bennett, USN.
Beverly NAAF, MA (19??-??). Satellite for Squantum NAS.
Biloxi CGAS, MO (12/5/1934-1966).
Blackmore Field, satellite for Grosse Ile NAF.
Block Island NAS, RI (c.1917-1918).
Bogue Field MCALF, NC (19??-??). 19??: To OLF.
Boiles Field, satellite for Grosse Ile NAF.
Bordelon Field, Hilo NAS, HI (19??). - Sgt William J Bordelon, USMC.
Borrego NAAF, CA [33 15 30N 116 19 22W] (19??-??).
Bravo NOLF, TX (19??-??). 19??: Renamed Joe Williams NOLF.
Brewton NOLF, AL (19??-??). Satellite for Whiting Field NAS.
Bridgeport NAS, CT (19??-??).
Bridgeport MCH, CA [38 15 46 N 119 13 21 W] (1951-1967, 1976->). Established as a cold-weather and mountain warfare tng station. 1967: To caretaker status. 1976: Reactivated with heliport and designated Expeditionary Airfield #3-10. Satellite:
Bronson Field NAAS, Pensacola NAS, FL (4/2/1942). - Ltjg Clarence K Bronson, USN
Brooklyn CGAS, Floyd Bennett Field NY (4/23/1938-6/8/1998). 1998: Combined with Cape May CGAS in move to Atlantic City Intl Airport.
Brown Field, Otay Mesa NAAS, Chula Vista CA [32 34 N, 116 59 W] (6/11/1943-??). - Cdr Melville S Brown, USN
Brown NOLF, Tracy CA [37-78, 121-56] (1943-1945). Satellite for Livermore NAS; single 4000' sod runway.
Brownstown OLF, satellite for Grosse Ile NAF.
Brunswick NAS, ME (19??-??).
Bunker Hill NAS, Peru IN (7/1/1942-1954). 6/22/54: Transferred to USAF and reactivated as Bunker Hill AFB.
Bunnell NAAF, FL (19??-??).
Burns Flat NAS, Clinton OK (6/1/1943-194?). 194?: Became Clinton-Sherman AFB.
Cabaniss Field NAAS, Corpus Christi, TX (4/9/1941-??). Corpus Christi NAS auxiliary field, became OLF and NALF. - Cdr Robert W Cabaniss, USN.
Callender Field, New Orleans NAS, LA (4/26/1958). - Capt Alvin A Callender, RFC (WW1).
Camp Davis (Camp LeJeune) MCOLF, Holly Ridge NC (1946-1948). Was Army base until 6/1/46.
Camp Kearney NAAS, CA
Camp Leroy Johnson NAS, New Orleans LA (19??-??), was New Orleans AAFB.
Camp Pendleton OLF, Oceanside CA [33 18 N, 117 22 W].
Cape Cod CGAS, MA (9/29/1970), established upon merger of Salem CGAS and Quonset Point CGA Air Detachment
Cape Cod NRAS, MA (c.9/x/1970), replaced decommissioned Salem CGAS. Planned first as a joint USN-USCG training facility, then an Army Reserve station, but plans were dropped and the land reverted to the city of Salem (7/20/72)
Cape May CGAS, NJ (1926), combined with Brooklyn CGAS to Atlantic City Intl Airport (6/8/98).
Cape May NAS, NJ.
Carls' Field OLF, satellite for Grosse Ile NAF.
Cecil Field NAS/NAAS, Jacksonville FL (2/20/1943). - Cdr Henry B Cecil, USN
Chambers Field, Norfolk NAS, VA (6/1/1938). - Capt Washington I Chambers, USN.
Charlestown NAS, RI.
Chase Field NAS, Beeville TX (4/27/1943-??). - LtCdr Nathan B Chase, USN. Satellite:
Cherry Point MCAF/MCAS see Cunningham Field.
Chevalier Field, Pensacola NAS, FL (12/30/1936). - LtCdr Godfrey Chevalier, USN.
Chicago CGAS, IL (3/x/1969->).
China Lake Naval Weapons Stn, CA [35 41 09 N, 117 41 28 W].
Chincoteague NAS, VA.
Choctaw NOLF, FL. Satellite for Whiting Field NAS.
Clarks Dry Lake Aux, Borrego CA [33 19 56 N, 116 16 53 W] (19??-19??). Described as an "all-way" field but aerial shows remnants of several strips.
Clearwater CGAS, FL (1934-1987). 1987: Decommissioned and moved to St Petersburg.
Columbia #4 OLF, WA [45-46, 122-51]. Satellite for Pasco NAS.
Congaree MCAS ??.
Concord OLF, CA [37 59 23 N, 122 01 05 W] (1942-19??). Concord Naval Weapons Station, with two paved rwys; used as an auxiliary tng field by Alameda NAS.
Cope NOLF, Pleasanton CA [37-68, 121-84] (1943-1945). Satellite for Livermore NAS; single 3200' sod runway.
Corpus Christi CGAS, FL (11/20/1950->).
Corpus Christi NAS (Aux), TX (3/12/1941-8/6/86). Flight training. 1986: Renamed Truax Field.
Corry Field NAAS, Pensacola NAS, FL (11/1/1922). - LtCdr William L Corry, USN
Cotati NALF, CA [38-35, 122-72] (1943-47). Satellite for Alameda NAS, later as OLF for Santa Rosa NAAS. 217 acres; W 4000' and NW 4000' rwys. c.1948: Inactive but still noted on air charts as "Navy." 1956: Declared surplus and released for agricultural development in 1958, which later (c.1990) became housing tracts. Location: Rohnert Park Expwy & Labath Ave.
Coupeville NAAF, WA. To OLF (19??).
Creeds NAAF, ??.
Crows Landing ALF/NAAF, CA [37-24, 121-06] (1942-1946). Satellite for Alameda NAS and Moffett Field, decommissioned but used sporadically by NASA/Ames Research Center (1946-99).
Cuddihy Field NAAS, Corpus Christi NAS, TX (9/3/41-??). - Lt George T Cuddihy, USN
Cunningham Field MCAF, Cherry Point MCAF and MCAS, NC (9/4/41). - LtCol Alfred A Cunningham, USMC.
Custer OLF. Satellite for Grosse Ile NAF.
Dahlgren NAS, Naval Proving Ground. (1938 data) On Potomac R 36 mi S of DC, 24 mi E of Fredericksburg VA [38-20 77-02]. Irregular all-ways clay field with three strips: N 1800', W 1800', NW 1800'; seaplane harbor and ramp 0.5 mi S of field.
Dauncy Field, satellite for Grosse Ile NAF.
Daytona Beach NAS, FL.
Deland NAS, FL.
Del Mar NAAF, CA.
Detroit CGAS, Selfridge ANGB, Mt Clemens MI (6/x/1966-->).
Dinner Key NAS, FL.
Dow Field, Bangor ME.
Durant NAAF ??.
Eagle Mountain Lake MCAS, TX.
Edenton NAS ??.
El Centro MCAS/NAAS, CA [32 49 44 N, 115 40 17 W].
Elizabeth City CGAS, NC (1940-??). 9/15/40: Commissioned. 1964: To CG Air Base. 1979: To CG Support Center, comprised of Aircraft Repair & Supply Center and Aviation Technical Training Center.
Ellyson Field NAS, Pensacola FL (1/20/1943-??). - Cdr Theodore G Ellyson, USN, first USN aviator.
El Monte CA.
El Paso TX.
El Toro MCAF/MCAS, Santa Ana CA [33 40 18 N, 117 43 45 W] (1943-1999) [33-40, 117-44]. 7/3/99: Decommissioned.
Esquatzel #10 OLF, WA. Satellite for Pasco NAS.
Estrella AAF, Paso Robles CA [35 40 15 N, 120 37 36 W]. Originally deeded to USN for a planned USMC base, but USN handed it over to AAF on 9/2/42 in deference to using nearby Lemoore NAS.
Evergreen NOLF, AL (19??-??). Satellite for Whiting Field NAS.
Ewa MCAS, HI (1939-1952). Was USN field originally for dirigible ops (c.1933-39).
Fabian NOLF, Tracy CA (1943-1945) [37-73, 121-49]. Satellite for Livermore NAS; single 6300' sod runway.
Fallon NAAS, NV [39 25 28N 118 42 15W] (1944-1958). 6/10/44: Commissioned. 11/1/59: Renamed Van Voorhis Field. Satellites: Austin, Sutcliffe
Fentress NOLF, VA.
Flatley Field, Olathe NAS, KS (5/20/1962-??). - VAdm James H Flatley, USN.
Flat Rock Field, satellite for Grosse Ile NAF.
Ford Island NAAS, Pearl Harbor HI [21 21 51N 157 57 37W] (1918-1923). 1918: Built by US Army, used jointly by USN and USAS (1919-1923), at which time AAF moved to Hickam Field.
Forman Field NOLF, FL [26 04 44N 80 14 16W].
Fort Barrancas Airfield NAS, FL (19??-1951). 12/2/51: Became (Forrest) Sherman Field.
Fort Lauderdale NAS, FL.
Fort Worth NAS, TX.
Franklin NAAF ??.
Franklin #6 OLF, WA. Satellite for Pasco NAS..
Fox #1 OLF, WA. Satellite for Pasco NAS..
Gainesville NAS, GA.
Gelderman NOLF, Dublin CA [37-75, 121-95] (1943-1945). Satellite for Livermore NAS; single 2200' sod runway.
Glade #5 OLF, WA. Satellite for Pasco NAS..
Glenview NRAB/NAS, Curtiss-Wright Field, IL (1937-1995). 9/x/95: Decomissioned as a NAS, used briefly by USCG as a heliport, then closed. Bcame a housing development.
Gloucester CGAS, MA (19??-1935). 2/x/35: Relocated and renamed Salem CGAS.
Glynco NAS, GA.
Goliad Field, TX (19??). Auxiliary field for Chase NAS.
Grosse Ile NAS/NRAB, MI (1929-1969). 9/7/29: Commissioned as NAS; flight training. 1943: To NRAB. Satellites: Ash Field, Blackmore Field, Bolles Field, Brownstone, Flat Rock Field, Carls' Field, Custer OLF, Dauncy Field, Leathers Field, Marshall Airport, Masserant Field, Maybee Field, Monroe Field, Nan Bar Airport, Navarre Field, Newport OLF, Sanders Field, Scofield Field, Sheep Ranch Field.
In 1927 the Aircraft Development Corp (Detroit Aircraft Corp) owned Grosse Ile Airport, at the southern tip of the island, which attracted the attention of the reservists. They, with help from USN and State of Michigan, bought five acres nearby from the corporation to build a hangar, shops, living quarters, and seaplane base for the Michigan Naval Militia. Curtiss-Wright also located an aviation school north of the property and built a hangar that would become one of the main hangars at NASGI, and is still in use. ( Stanley Outlaw 7/20/2002)
Groton NAS, CT.
Gunshy Field, Columbus AFB MS (c.1990-??). Was Alpha Field. To USAF.
Halsey Field, North Island NAS, San Diego CA [32-42, 117-12] (8/20/1961). - FAdm William F Halsey, USN
Hampton Roads NAS, Norfolk VA [36-57, 76-18] (19??-??). 1936 = 9 mi N of town at E end of Naval Operating Base, opposite Ft Monroe. 2400' x 2500' all-ways sod field with two rwys.
Harold Field NOLF, FL. Satellite for Whiting Field NAS.
Harvey Field, Inyokern NAS CA [35-41, 117-41] (1943-1946). 1935: Civil emergency field constructed by CAA and WPA. 9/x/ 1942: Impressed by USAAF as auxiliary field. 10/x/1943: Released to USN. 12/12/43: Commissioned as a Naval Ordnance Test Station. 5/10/44: Dedicated as Harvey Field. 5/30/45: Closed as an operational NAF, which was moved to Armitage Field, but continued as a drone facility. Apr 1946: Decommissioned and remanded to county in 1947. - LtCdr Warren W Harvey, USN.
Heath NOLF, Fremont CA 1943-45 [37-05, 121-96]. Satellite for Livermore NAS; 3100' concrete runway. c.1950: Became civil Skyways Airport, renamed Sky Sailing sailplane field in 1959.
Hemet NAAS, CA [33.44 117.01].
Hensley Field, Dallas NAS, TX (19??-??) - Col William P Hensley Jr, USMC
Hickam Field, Pearl Harbor HI.
Holley Field NOLF, FL. Satellite for Whiting Field NAS.
Holtville NAAS, CA [32-50, 115-09].
Horse Farm OLF, Westminster CA [33-48, 118-01].
Houston CGAS, Ellington AFB TX (12/23/1963->).
Humboldt Bay CGAS, Arcata-Eureka Muni Airport, McKinleyville CA (6/x/1977->).
Hyannis NAAF, MA.
Imperial Beach NAS see Ream Field.
Inyokern NAS see Harvey Field.
Iowa City Airport, IA (1939-1944). Was muni aiport (1918-39). CPTP primary flight tng for Navy cadets, who then progressed to Ottumwa NAS. 9/x/44: Decommissioned, reverted to civil use.
Jackass #9 OLF, Eltopia WA (1942-??). Satellite for Pasco NAS. 1800' oiled dirt rwy.
Jacksonville NAS, FL.
Jacksonville NAAS, FL.
Joe Williams NOLF, Meridien MS. Auxiliary for Meridian NAS; renamed from Bravo OLF. - Capt Joe W Williams Jr, USN
Johnsville NAAS ??.
Kaneohe Bay MCAF, HI.
Kennewick #2 OLF, WA. Satellite for Pasco NAS..
Key West NAS, FL.
Kingsville NAS, TX. Satellite for Corpus Christi NAS. Originally single-engine flight training, jet training in the '70s.
Kitsap OLF, Kitsap Co Airport, Bremerton WA [47-29-, 122-45-]. Satellite for Sand Point NAS.
Klamath Falls NAS, OR.
Kodiak CGAS, AK (4/17/47->).
Lake City NAS, FL.
Lakehurst NAS, NJ (19??->). Principally LTA operations.
Leathers Field, satellite for Grosse Ile NAF.
Lee Field NAS, FL (9/x/1940-??). Became Green Cove Springs NAS (19??-??) - Ens Benjamin Lee, USN
Lemoore NAS, CA.
Lewiston NAAF, ID.
Lichtfield Park NAF, AZ. To NAAF (19??).
Lindeman NOLF, Tracy CA [37-08-, 121-57-] (1943-45). Satellite for Livermore NAS; single 3900' sod runway.
Little River OLF, CA [39-15-43, 123-45-12] (1943-19??). Satellite for Alameda NAS and Santa Rosa NAAS.
Livermore NAS, CA [37 41 09 N, 121 42 29 W] (1943-1946). Primary training relocated from Oakland Airport to 629 acres of rancher Gatzmer Wagoner's property purchased for $75,265. 10/15/44: Training phase ended and base became operational as a utility field. 1947: Decommissioned. Satellites: Abel, Brown, Cope, Fabian, Gelderman, Heath Lindeman, Livermore NOLF, May, Rita-Butterworth, Spring Valley, Wagoner
Livermore NOLF, Tracy CA [37-41-37, 121-49-13] (1943-1945). Was Livermore CAA Intermediate Field. Satellite for Livermore NAS; single 4000' sod runway. (Site for civil Livermore Muni is [37.41, 121.47].)
Lompoc NAAF, CA [34-65-, 120-46-] (1943-1945). Was Lompoc Airport (1928-43). Served as a support base for Santa Ana NAS in anti-sub blimp operations. Consisted of a 1000' x 500' asphalt landing mat, two blimp mooring masts, and barracks for 97 personnel. After the last USN blimp left in late 1945, the facility was placed into caretaker status, then reverted to civil control in 1946 to become Lompoc muni airport.
Long Beach CA (19??-??).
Los Alamitos NAS, CA [33-47-, 118-03-].
Los Angeles CGAS, San Pedro CA (11/15/1962-->) [33-45-, 118-16-].
Mansfield OLF, MA. Satellite for Squantum NAS.
Manteo NAS, NC (19??), to NAAS (19??).
Marshall Airport, satellite for Grosse Ile NAF.
Martha's Vineyard NAAF, MA.
38 36 N, 119 52 W
Masserant Field, satellite for Grosse Ile NAF.
Maxfield Field, Lakehurst NAS, NJ (1/6/1944-??) - Cdr Louis H Maxfield, USN
May NOLF, Tracy CA (1943-1945) [37-73-, 121-76-]. Satellite for Livermore NAS; single 4000' sod runway.
Maybee Field, satellite for Grosse Ile NAF.
Mayport NAAF, FL.
McCain Field, Meridian NAS, MI (4/14/1961) - Adm John S McCain, USN
McCutcheon Field MCAS, New River NC (1968), aka New River MCAS. - BrigGen Keith B McCutcheon, USMC
Memphis NRAB, Millington TN (1943-1998). Original grounds from Army Air Service's Park Field. 9/15/42: Commissioned. 1/1/43: To NAS. 9/30/95: To NSA. 10/1/98-->: Renamed Mid-South NAS.
Mendocino NAF Aux, CA [39-16, 123-45].
Melbourne NAS, FL.
Meridian NAS, MS. Satellites: Alpha Field, Joe Williams NOLF, McCain Field.
Merritt Field, Adak NAF, AK (9/19/1975) - MajGen Lewis G Merritt, USMC
Miami CGAS, FL (6/x/1932-->).
Miami NAS/NRAB, FL.
Mid-South NSA SEE Memphis NRAB/NAS.
Mile Square MCOLF, Santa Ana CA [33-43, 117-57].
Millington NAS, TN. Was another name for Memphis NRAB/NAS?.
Miramar MCAS, San Diego CA [32 52 04 N, 117 08 30 W] (10/1/1997). Was Miramar NAS.
Miramar NAS, San Diego CA (1997-) [32-52, 117-08]. Became Miramar MCAS (1997).
Miramar OLF, CA
Mitchell Field, Adak NAF, AK (2/2/1944) - Ens Albert E Mitchell, USN
Mitscher Field, Miramar NAS, CA (6/14/55) - Adm Marc A Mitscher, USN
Mobile CGAS, AL (12/17/66->), includes Aviation Training Center.
Moffett Field NAS, Sunnyvale CA [37 25 06 N, 122 02 57 W] (4/16/1942-4/14/1961). Was Sunnyvale NAS and AAF. 1961: Closed. - RAdm William A Moffett, USN.
Mojave MCAAS, CA. 9500' rwy.
Monroe Field, satellite for Grosse Ile NAF.
Monterey NAF, CA [36-35, 121-51].
Moon Island NAS, WA (19??).
Morehead City CGAS, NC (3/x/1920-7/1/1921). First CGAS used borrowed aircraft, closed for lack of funding.
Mt Vernon NAS, WA (19??).
Munn Field, Camp Pendleton MCAF, Oceanside CA (1/12/87) - LtGen John C Munn, USMC
Mustin Field NAS, Philadelphia PA (9/17/26-??) - Capt Henry C Mustin, USN
Nan Bar Airport, satellite for Grosse Ile NAF.
Navarre Field, satellite for Grosse Ile NAF.
New Jerusalem NALF, Vernalis CA [37 40 45N 121 17 59W] (5/14/1942-11/1/1946). Two parallel NW rws, no bldgs or services. 1946: Property remanded to city Tracy(?) as a public airport.
New Orleans CGAS, LA (7/x/55->).
New Orleans Lakefront Airport, LA (19??-->). Civil field used to train both USN and AAF pilots in WW2.
New Orleans NAS, LA.
Newport OLF, MI. Satellite for Grosse Ile NAF; solo flight facility. c.1950: Taken over by US Army as a Nike site.
New River MCAS, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville NC (4/x/1944-1947). 1947: Deactivated. Reactivated as Peterfield Point MCAF (1951), renamed New River MCAF (1952), and became McCutcheon Field MCAS (1968)
New York NAS see Bennett Field.
Niagara Falls NAS, NY.
Nimitz Field NAS, Alameda CA [37 47 10 N, 122 19 05 W] (1/26/67-1997). Was Alameda NAS (1936-1997). 9/30/97: Decommissioned for economic reasons. 1999: Land ceded to city, renamed Alameda Point for industrial development. - FAdm Chester W Nimitz, USN.
Norfolk CGAS, VA [-?-] (1987-1989). 1/22/87: Commissioned. 7/31/89: Decommissioned and ops moved to St Augustine FL.
Norfolk NAS, VA.
Norman NAS, OK.
North Bend CGAS, OR (1974->).
North Island NAS, San Diego CA (19??-1961). 8/20/61: Rededicated as Halsey Field.
Norwood OLF, MA. Satellite for Squantum NAS.
Oak Grove MCOLF, NC
Oak Harbor Naval Seaplane Base, WA [48 21 06 N, 122 39 19 W] (1942-1943). Ault Field, a landplane airfield a few miles northwest, was commissioned a year later. Together the two installations comprised Whidbey Island NAS.
Oakland NRAB, Oakland Airport CA [37-43, 122-13].
Oceana NAS, Virginia Beach VA.
Olathe NAS see Flatley Field.
Orange Grove NALF, TX.
Osceola NOLF, FL [28 47 19N 81 04 57W] (19??-??)
Otay Mesa NAAS see Brown Field.
Otis NAAF, ??.
Ottumwa NAS, IA. Satellite training field at Iowa City muni airport.
Pace Field NOLF, FL. Satellite for Whiting Field NAS.
Page Field, Parris Island NAS/MCAS, SC (9/19/1938-??) - Capt Arthur H Page, USMC.
Parris Island see Page Field.
Pasco NAS, WA. Satellites: Baxter #7, Columbia #3, Esquatzel #10, Fox #1, Franklin #6, Glade #5, Jackass #9, Kennewick #2, Sage #4, Wheatland #8.
Patuxent River NAS, MD (familiarly: Pax River).
Pensacola NAS, FL [30 21 03 N, 87 19 10 W] (1/15/1914->). The first permanent Naval Air Station. Satellites: Barin East, Barin West, Bronson, Chevalier, Corry, Ellyson, Saufle, Sherman, Wolf.
Peterfield Point MC Air Facility see New River MCAS.
Plymouth OLF, MA. Satellite for Squantum NAS.
Point Mugu NAS, CA [34.07, 119.07] (19??-??).
Port Angeles CGAS, WA [48 08 25 N, 123 24 34 W] (9/x/1935-->). First CG air base on the West Coast. Helo ops only beginning in 1965.
Port Isabel NAAS, TX [-?-].
Priests Point NAS, ??.
Pungo NAAF, ??.
Quantico MCAS, VA [-?-].
Quonset Point NAS, RI [-?-] (19??-??). Became Quonset State Airport.
Ramey Field, Sanford NAS, FL [-?-] (2/2/59-19??) - LtCdr Robert W Ramey, USN
Ream Field, North Island, San Ysidro CA [32 33 52 N, 117 07 04 W] (1943-1968). 1/1/68: Became Imperial Beach NAS. - Maj William R Ream, USA Medical Corps
Reeves Field, NAB, San Pedro CA [33 44 51 N, 118 15 14 W] (1936-1947). Was civil Allen Field (7/x/1928-1936), which also served as colocation for USNR basic flight tng. 1936: Commissioned as Reeves Field, rwys widened and a seaplane lagoon with breakwater established; principal role as a service and repair facility. - RAdm Joseph Mason Reeves, USN. 1947: Became Terminal Island NAS. 11/20/61: Name transferred to Lemoore NAS.
Richmond NAS, FL
Rita-Butterworth NOLF, Pleasanton CA [c. 37-07, 121-85] (1943-1945). Satellite for Livermore NAS; single 3000' sod runway.
Rockaway Beach NAS, Long Island NY [-?-] (c1917-19??). C-1 type LTA operations c.1919.
Rockland NAAF, ME
Rockport NAAF, TX
Rodgers Field, Barber's Point NAS, HI [-?-] (9/10/1974).- Cdr John Rodgers, USN
Roosevelt Base, Long Beach CA.
Russell NAS, ??.
Sacramento CGAS, McClelland AFB CA (9/5/1978-->).
St Augustine CGAS, FL (9/1/1989->). Moved from Norfolk VA.
St Augustine NAS, FL.
St Petersburg CGAS, Albert Whitted Muni Airport, FL (1934). Moved to Clearwater FL (1976).
St Simon Island NAS, ??.
Salem CGAS, MA (2/x/35). Moved from Gloucester, replaced by Cape COD NAS (1970).
San Clemente Island NAS, CA (1912) [32-57, 118-32]. To relocated NALF (1961->).
Sanders Field, satellite for Grosse Ile NAF.
Sand Hill OLF, CA.
San Diego CGAS, CA [32-43, 117-10] (4/x/1937-->).
San Diego NAS aka San Diego Aviation Field, CA (1942-??).
Sand Point NRAB, Seattle WA [47-68, 122-25] (1925-1928). Was civil airport (1920), where history's first global flight, by USAAC fliers, began and ended in 1924. 1928: Became Seattle NAS.
Sanford NAS, FL (19??-c.1968). Became Sanford-Orlando municipal when squadrons moved to Albany NAS, GA.
San Francisco CGAS, CA [37-38, 122-23] (2/15/1941->). Located next to Mills Field (now SFO).
San Nicolas Island OLF, CA [33-14, 119-28].
San Pedro NAB see Reeves Field.
Santa Ana MCAF/NAS, CA [33-42, 117-49] (1942-1949). Became Tustin MCAS (1951). LTA operations, two huge hangars, one of which declared a Historical Landmark. Satellite: Lompoc NAAF.
Santa Barbara MCAS, CA.
Santa Clara NAR, Moffett Field CA.
Santa Rosa NAAS, CA [38-24-53, 122-45-27] (1943-1947, 1951-1952). 6/29/43: 498 acres. Commissioned as aux field for Alameda NAS; satellite OLFs at Cotati and Little River. NW 7000' p and NE 7000' p. 1947: Deactivated. 1951: Reactivated during Korean War as assembly area for embarking carrier groups. 1952: Deactivated. c.1963: Surplused to city and opened as Santa Rosa Air Center.
Santa Rosa Field NOLF, FL. Satellite for Whiting Field NAS.
Saufley Field NAAS/NOLF, FL (19??-8/22/1940), satellite for Pensacola NAS. - Ltjg Richard C Saufley, USN
Savannah CGAS, GA (1963->). Was Hunter AAFB.
Scofield Field, MI. Satellite for Grosse Ile NAF.
Seattle NAS, WA [47-68, 122-25] (1928). Was Sand Point NRAB. Became NRAB (1949), lengthened and resurfaced (1966), but redesignated as Navy Support Activity base (1970), at which time flight operations ended. The property was divided and ceded to the city (1974), part becoming a NOAA facility and the rest Magnuson Park (1977). Satellite: Kitsap Co Airport
Shea Field, Squantum NAS, MA (3/15/1946). Transferred to South Weymouth NAS, MA (1954-??) - LtCdr John J Shea, USN
Sheep Ranch Field, MI. Satellite for Grosse Ile NAF.
(Forrest) Sherman Field, Pensacola NAS, FL (12/2/1951-??). Was Ft Barrancas Airfield - Adm Forrest P Sherman, USN
(Frederick) Sherman Field NAAS, San Clemente Island CA (12/2/1951). Became NALF (19??). - VAdm Frederick C Sherman, USN
Silverhill Field NOLF, FL. Satellite for Whiting Field NAS.
Sitka CGAS see Annette CGAS.
Smartt Field NAAF, St Louis NAS, MO (6/x/1943-??) - Ens Joseph G Smartt, USN.
Soucek Field, Oceana NAS, Virginia Beach VA (6/4/1957) - VAdm Apollo Soucek, USN.
South Weymouth NAS, MA.
Spencer Field NOLF, FL. Satellite for Whiting Field NAS.
Spring Valley NOLF, Pleasanton CA [37-07, 121-09] (1943-1945). Satellite for Livermore NAS; single 3500' sod runway.
Squantum NAS, MA [42-03, 71-03] (c.1918). Was Sturtevant Aeroplane Co airfield. (1930) To NRAB. (1940) Expansion begun to accommodate larger aircraft and seaplanes. Flight tng, SAR, MIT flight testing. (c.1947) Reduced activity, but continued flight tng. (1954) Station closed, most land sold to local government. (1957) 5 acres to USAF as Squantum Electronics Research Annex. Satellites: Ayer, Beverly, Mansfield, Norwood,Plymouth, Shea Field.
Summerdale Field NOLF, FL. Satellite for Whiting Field NAS.
Sunnyvale NAS, CA [37 25 06 N, 122 02 57 W] (1933-1935). 5/27/35: Transferred to US Army with name retained. 4/16/1942: Returned to USN as Moffett Field NAS.
Sutcliffe NOLF, NV [39-94, 119-06] (1941-c.1944). Satellite for Fallon NAAS. Carrier air group tng.
Sweetwater MCAF, NV [38-51, 119-22] (19??-??). Satellite for Bridgeport (CA) MCH. One c.4000' dirt rwy.
Tallulah LA (19??-??), USMC Air training base; also POW internment camp.
Ten Pound Island CGAS, Gloucester MA (1925-??). Second CGAS facility after Morehead City, and first to "own" their planes three OL-5s and four UO-4s.
Terminal Island NAS see Reeves Field.
Thermal NAF, CA [33-37, 116-10].
Tillamook NAS, OR [45 25 N, 123 49 W] (1942). LTA base, fixed-wing ops replaced K-class blimps in 1944-45. Decommissioned (1948). Became a civil airfield, and the large hangars were used for lumber storage by nearby mills.
Tongue Point NAS, Astoria OR [46 09 33 N, 123 52 51 W] (1943-1964). Anti-sub patrols. To caretaker status (1946) and became a storage facility for mothballed ships. Surplus property (1962). Reactivated as Astoria CGAS (8/14/64-2/25/66), then the site was sold to the state in 1981.
Towers Field, Jacksonville NAS, FL (10/14/1960) - Adm John H Towers, USN
Trapnell Field, Patuxent River NAS, MD (4/1/1976) - VAdm Frederick M Trapnell, USN.
Traverse City CGAS, MI (1946->).
Trenton NAS, NJ.
Truax Field, Corpus Christi TX (8/6/1986-->). Was Corpus Christi NAF. Lt Myron Milton Truax, USN..
Turner Field, Quantico MCAF, VA (4/1/1936) - Col Thomas C Turner, USMC
Tustin MCAS, CA (1951-7/3/1999), was Santa Ana NAS.
29 Palms NAAS, CA [34-12, 116-03 (?>34-09, 116-15)].
Ventura NAS, CA.
Vernalis NAAS, CA [37-06, 121-32] (1943-1945). Aux for Alameda NAS. Patrol aircraft, later carrier squadrons. German POW housing late in the war.
Vero Beach NAS, FL.
Van Voorhis Field, Fallon NV [39 25 28 N, 118 42 15 W] (1959-->). Was Fallon NAS. 11/1/59: Renamed. 1/1/72: To NAS. - LtCdr Bruce A Van Voorhis, USN..
Wagoner NOLF, Livermore CA [37 41 24 N, 121 47 24 W] (1943-1946). Satellite for Livermore NAS; single 3000' sod runway, increased later to a 2700'x3000' paved area. 10/10/46: Decommissioned and deeded to the county.
Waldron Field, Corpus Christi NAS, TX (3/5/1943) - Cdr John C Waldron, USN
Walnut Ridge MCAF, ??.
Washington CGAS, Andrews AFB, DC.
Watsonville Airport, CA [36-56, 121-47] (1942-1945). Civil field leased to USN during WW2 for LTA anti-sub ops; subsidiary of Moffett Field. 1945: Decommissioned, was a civil airport until 1947, then a cattle feed lot.
Watsonville NAAS, CA. c.1947: Decommissioned and remanded to city as muni airport.
Webster Field NAAS, Patuxent River NAS, MD (6/1/1943) - Capt Walter W Webster, USN.
Weeksville NAF, ??.
Westerly NAAF, ??.
Whidbey Island NAS see Oak Harbor.
Whiting Field NAAS, Milton NAS, FL (6/1/1943-??) - Capt Kenneth Whiting, USN. Satellites: Barin East. Brewton. Choctaw. Evergreen. Harold Field. Holley Field. Pace Field. Santa Rosa. Silverhill. Spencer. Summerdale.
Wildwood NAS, NJ.
Willow Grove NAS, PA (1943-->). 1/x/43: Commissioned. c.1947: Became NRA Training Station. 1994: Redesignated as NAS Joint Reserve Base.
Wolf Field NOLF, Pensacola FL.
Yuma MCAS, AZ [32 39 45N 114 35 59W].