Vega Baja Auxiliary Airdrome
|Type||104 Air Base|
|Historical Name of Location||Vega Baja, Puerto Rico|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
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.
ww2dbaseSource: Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields (www.airfields-freeman.com)
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.|
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