Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields

© 2002, © 2017 by Paul Freeman. Revised 11/23/17.



*** 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.

h 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 2,246 airfields, in all 50 states.

The pages are organized by state:



Alabama

Updated 11/11/17

Illinois

Updated 10/28/17

Montana

Updated 6/7/174

Puerto Rico

Updated 1/1/17

Alaska

Updated 11/12/17

Indiana

Updated 11/11/17

Nebraska

Updated 6/30/17

Rhode Island

Updated 7/28/17

Arizona

Updated 11/12/17

Iowa

Updated 10/15/17

Nevada

Updated 10/29/17

South Carolina

Updated 11/9/17

Arkansas

Updated 11/19/17

Kansas

Updated 10/26/17

New Hampshire

Updated 7/31/17

South Dakota

Updated 4/29/17

California

Updated 11/22/17

Kentucky

Updated 10/6/17

New Jersey

Updated 11/11/17

Tennessee

Updated 11/2/17

Colorado

Updated 10/27/17

Louisiana

Updated 10/5/17

New Mexico

Updated 11/22/17

Texas

Updated 11/22/17

Connecticut

Updated 7/30/17

Maine

Updated 8/21/17

New York

Updated 11/20/17

Utah

Updated 11/5/17

Delaware

Updated 3/4/17

Maryland

Updated 9/20/17

North Carolina

Updated 9/19/17

Vermont

Updated 9/11/16

District of Columbia

Updated 9/19/17

Massachusetts

Updated 10/6/17

North Dakota

Updated 5/4/17

Virginia

Updated 11/16/17

Florida

Updated 11/19/17

Michigan

Updated 11/22/17

Ohio

Updated 11/11/17

Washington State

Updated 11/22/17

Georgia

Updated 11/19/17

Minnesota

Updated 5/24/17

Oklahoma

Updated 11/23/17

West Virginia

Updated 11/2/17

Hawaii & Western Pacific Islands

Updated 11/17/17

Mississippi

Updated 8/9/17

Oregon

Updated 11/7/17

Wisconsin

Updated 10/13/17

Idaho

Updated 8/20/17

Missouri

Updated 11/17/17

Pennsylvania

Updated 11/4/17

Wyoming

Updated 7/24/17

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Since this site was first put on the web in 1999, its popularity has grown tremendously.

 

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,

to help defray the increasing costs of the site

and ensure that it continues to be available & to grow.

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

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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

and financial contributions over the past 18 years.

History of the site:

This site has been on the web since April 1999.

From April 2002 – November 2017, it had 2,353,100 visitors.

Site visitors since April 2002:

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Sources & other sites of interest:

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

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.

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

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