Casper Army Air Field
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Title:Casper Army Air Field
Other Names:Casper Army Air Field, Natrona County Municipal Airport, Natrona County International Airport
History:The Casper Army Air Base was activated on September 1, 1942. In early 1944, the U.S. Army changed "air bases" to "air fields" and subsequently the Casper facility was renamed the Casper Army Air Field. "The last combat crews in training at the Casper Army Air Base graduated on February 23, 1945. During its thirty months of active life, the base had trained an estimated 16,000 combat crew members. The Army Air Base (Field) at Casper was officially deactivated on March 7, 1945, and personnel were transferred to other bases. The base was maintained on a housekeeping basis for the next three years with various Air National Guard units using the field for summer camp. Finally, on November 6, 1949, it was announced that the former military air field had become the Natrona County Municipal Airport, and the land and all buildings became county property. At present, approximately one hundred of the original buildings that constituted the Casper At present, approximately one hundred of the original buildings that constituted the Casper Army Air Base remain at the Natrona County Municipal Airport, along with the original street layout, parade grounds, and concrete pads for many of the former buildings." (National Register of Historic Places, Casper Army Air Base) The Casper Army Air Field is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (National Register of Historic Places)
County:Natrona
Feature Category:Manmade Features
Origin Of Name:The Casper Army Air Base was activated on September 1, 1942. In early 1944, the U.S. Army changed "air bases" to "air fields" and subsequently the Casper facility was renamed the Casper Army Air Field. "The last combat crews in training at the Casper Army Air Base graduated on February 23, 1945. During its thirty months of active life, the base had trained an estimated 16,000 combat crew members. The Army Air Base (Field) at Casper was officially deactivated on March 7, 1945, and personnel were transferred to other bases. The base was maintained on a housekeeping basis for the next three years with various Air National Guard units using the field for summer camp. Finally, on November 6, 1949, it was announced that the former military air field had become the Natrona County Municipal Airport, and the land and all buildings became county property. At present, approximately one hundred of the original buildings that constituted the Casper At present, approximately one hundred of the original buildings that constituted the Casper Army Air Base remain at the Natrona County Municipal Airport, along with the original street layout, parade grounds, and concrete pads for many of the former buildings." (National Register of Historic Places, Casper Army Air Base) The Casper Army Air Field is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (National Register of Historic Places)
Type (DCMI):JPEG
Link:Search Wyoming Places
Document ID:11141553

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