Vega Baja Auxiliary Airdrome file photo [27337]

Vega Baja Auxiliary Airdrome

Type   104 Air Base
Historical Name of Location   Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
Coordinates   18.480000000, -66.430000000


ww2dbaseIn 1941, the United States government acquired a 554-acre property on the northern coast of Puerto Rico for the building of a US Army airfield. The site consisted of a runway, taxiways, and several buildings. It was used mainly as a training field for units operating P-36, P-39, and P-40 aircraft. It was turned over to the Puerto Rican National Guard in 1956, which operated the field as a training field until 1975. In 1976, the land was given to the government of Puerto Rico. Part of the land was later converted into a park, while the remainder would remain in semi-abandoned status.

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Last Major Update: Jan 2018

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13 Dec 1941 US 22nd and 23rd Fighter Squadrons, both operating P-40 Warhawk fighters, was assigned to Vega Baja Auxiliary Airdrome in Puerto Rico.


Aerial view of Vega Baja Auxiliary Airdrome, Puerto Rico, 10 Feb 1943

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WW2-Era Place Name Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
Lat/Long 18.4800, -66.4300
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Aerial view of Vega Baja Auxiliary Airdrome, Puerto Rico, 10 Feb 1943

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