Losey Field

Type   Airfield
Historical Name of Location   Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico

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ww2dbaseLosey Field, named after Captain Robert M. Losey, was established by the US Army Air Corps in 1941 on the southern coast of Puerto Rico, an American colony. It was used by both fighter and bomber squadrons of the US Army during the war. It ceased to be an active airfield in 1944 when the German threat in the western Atlantic was largely eliminated; the last unit to be stationed there was USAAF's 417th Bombardment Squadron of 25th Bombardment Group. In 1950, the US Army renamed it Camp Losey. The base was later transferred to the Puerto Rico National Guard, which at the time of this writing continues to operate the facility for training purposes under the name of Fort Allen.

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Losey Field Timeline

6 Jan 1941 US 22nd, 23rd, and 32nd Fighter Squadrons, both operating P-40 Warhawk fighters, was assigned to Losey Field in Puerto Rico.
1 Apr 1941 4th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron of 13th Composite Wing of 72nd Observation Group of US Army Air Corps was assigned to Losey Field in Puerto Rico.
15 Nov 1941 US 22nd and 23rd Fighter Squadrons, both operating P-40 Warhawk fighters, was assigned to Losey Field in Puerto Rico.
10 May 1942 20th Troop Carrier Squadron of US Sixth Air Force Base Command was assigned to Losey Field in Puerto Rico.
29 May 1943 417th Bombardment Squadron of 25th Bombardment Group of US Army Air Forces, operating B-18 Bolo bombers, was assigned to Losey Field in Puerto Rico.
24 Mar 1944 The control of Losey Field in Puerto Rico, now without any active air units, was turned over to US Army ground forces.




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WW2-Era Place Name Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico
Lat/Long 18.0089, -66.5061


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