Latitude 36° 56'21"N Longitude 76° 17'23"E

   

ACQUISITION

Lodger facilities at a US Naval Air Station for FAA squadrons and an Air Section.

 

COMMISSIONED

 

 

CLOSED

 

 

PAID OFF

 
   

C.O./O.I.C.

 
   

FUNCTION

 

 

ADDRESS

 

 

LOCALITY

 

 

LANDMARKS

 

 

ROAD AND RAIL ACCESS

 
   
   

CONTROL

Control Building

 

ELEVATION

 ' above M.S.L.

 

RUNWAYS


--/-- QDM. ---° ----° .... --- x -- yds. 

 

TRACKS

 

 

OBSTRUCTIONS

Navigation

None.

Circuit

 

Approach

None.

 

APPROACH

No special approach recommended.

 

WIND INDICATOR

 
   
   

HOMING - VISUAL

By day

Not known.

By night

Not known.

 

HOMING--RADIO

D/F

Not known.

Beacons

Not known.

 

APPROACH - VISUAL

By day

Not known.

By night

 

Not known.

APPROACH - RADIO

Not known.

 

COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

M/F & H/F

 transmitters,  receivers.

VH/F

  transmitters,   receivers..

 

GROUND RADAR

Not known.

   
   

ACCOMMODATION

Capacity:

Officers:

Unknown.

Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings:

Unknown.

W.R.N.S. Officers:

None.

W.R.N.S.  Chiefs, P.O.s and ratings;

None.

 

ARMOURIES

Not known.

 

COMPASS BASE

Not known.

 

DISPERSAL

Not known.

 

HANGARS

Hangars

Number /Type

Size

Door Height

Door Width

       
       
       
       
 

MEDICAL

Not known.

 

METEOROLOGICAL

Not known.

 

FUEL AND OIL

Aviation:

Not known.

M/T:

Not known.

Oil :

Not known.

   

TEST BASE

Not known.

 

TEST BUTT

Not known.

 

WORKSHOPS

Not known.

 

VISITORS

Not known.

 

EXPLOSIVES

Not known.

 

BOMBING AND FIRING RANGES

 

Not known.

   
 

List of first and second line squadrons, station flight and other flying units based at this location

 

758

 Pilot Training Squadron

 Detachment (?) operated from USNAS Lewiston 02-14.01.45

Detachment (?) operated from USNAS Brunswick 06-08.06.45

Equipped with Avenger, Corsair, Wildcat, Harvard.


800

 Fleet Fighter Squadron

Disembarked from H.M.S. INDOMITABLE 10-22.11.41

Equipped with 18 x Fulmar IIs.


810

Torpedo, Bomber and Reconnaissance Squadron

Disembarked from H.M.S. ILLUSTRIOUS 08.12.41. Embarked in H.M.S. FORMIDABLE 13.12.41.

Equipped with 6 x Swordfish Is.


816

Torpedo-Spotter and Reconnaissance  squadron

Moved here from RNAS Palisadoes 22.03.42.  Embarked in H.M.S. AVENGER 03.05.42.

Equipped with 4 x  Swordfish Is.


817 'Z' flight

Torpedo, Spotter and Reconnaissance Squadron

Disembarked from H.M.S. INDOMITABLE 31.08.43. Departed for RNAS Piarco 01.09.43, their status changed to non-operational. Personnel returned 30.09.43,  and embarked in HMT QUEEN ELIZABETH 09.10.43 (a/c retained at Piarco for 750 squadron).

Equipped with Albacore Is.


827

 Torpedo, Spotter and Reconnaissance Squadron

 Disembarked from H.M.S. INDOMITABLE 10-22.11.41

Equipped with 12? Albacore Is..


829

Torpedo, Bomber and Reconnaissance Squadron

Disembarked from H.M.S. ILLUSTRIOUS 08.12.41. Embarked in H.M.S. FORMIDABLE 10.12.41.

Equipped with 6 x Swordfish Is.


831

Torpedo, Bomber and Reconnaissance Squadron

Disembarked from H.M.S. INDOMITABLE 10-22.11.41

Equipped with 12 x Albacore Is.


832

Torpedo, Bomber and Reconnaissance Squadron

Disembarked from H.M.S. VICTORIOUS 01.01 - 03.02.43.

Equipped with 12 x Albacore Is.; re-equipped at Norfolk with 12 x Avenger TBR Is.


835

Torpedo, Bomber and Reconnaissance Squadron

Moved here from RNAS Palisadoes 22.03.42. Embarked in H.M.S. FURIOUS 03.04.42.

Equipped with 4 x Swordfish Is.


845

Torpedo, Bomber and Reconnaissance Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Quonset Point 27.05.43. Embarked in H.M.S. CHASER 01.06.43

Equipped with 12 x Avenger 1s.


846

Torpedo, Bomber and Reconnaissance Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Quonset Point 27.05.43. Embarked in H.M.S. RAVAGER 02.07.43.

Equipped with 12 x Avenger 1s.


848

Torpedo, Bomber and Reconnaissance Squadron

Detachment from USNAS Squantum 07.08.43 for DLT aboard USS CHARGER.

Equipped with  Avenger 1s.


849

Torpedo, Bomber and Reconnaissance Squadron

In transit from USNAS Squantum 01.11.43 embarked in H.M.S. KHEDIVE same day.

Equipped with  12 Avenger 1s.


851

Torpedo, Bomber and Reconnaissance Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Squantum 14-16.12.43 for DLT aboard USS CHARGER.

Equipped with  12 x Avenger 1s.


855

Torpedo, Bomber and Reconnaissance Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Squantum 01.05.44. Embarked in H.M.S. QUEEN 06,05,44.

Equipped with 12 x Avenger IIs.


880

Fleet Fighter Squadron

Torpedo, Bomber and Reconnaissance Squadron

Disembarked from H.M.S. INDOMITABLE 10-22.11.41

Equipped with 9 x Sea Hurricane Ibs.


882

Fleet Fighter Squadron

Disembarked from H.M.S. VICTORIOUS 01.01 - 01.02.43.

Moved here from USNAS Willow Grove 11.08.43. Embarked H.M.S. VICTORIOUS 14.09.43

Equipped with 12 x Martlet IVs.


890

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Maintenance personnel moved here from RN Air Sect. Dartmouth 26.06.42 to officially form.  DLT aboard USS CHARGER. 20-23.08.42. Embarked H.M.S. BATTLER 08.12.42.

Initially equipped with 6 USN Wildcat F4F3 on loan, received 6 new Wildcat IV before embarkation.


892

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Formed here 15.07.42.  Embarked H.M.S. BATTLER 08.12.42

Initially equipped with 6 USN Wildcat F4F3 on loan, received 6 new Wildcat IV before embarkation.


894

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Formed here 15.08.42. Moved to USNAS Quonset Point 02.11.42

Equipped with 6 x Wildcat IV.


896

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Formed here 15.09.42. Moved to USNAS Quonset Point 02.11.42

Moved here from USNAS Quonset Point 06.01.43

Equipped with 6 x Martlet IV.


898

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Formed here 15.09.42. Moved to USNAS Quonset Point 04.11.42

Equipped with 6 x Martlet IV.


1820

Dive bomber Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Squantum 05.07.44. Embarked in H.M.S. ARBITER same day..

Equipped with 9 x Helldiver.


1830

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from USNAS  Sanford 09.10.43. Embarked in H.M.S. SLINGER same day.

Equipped with 10 x Corsair IIs.


1831

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from from USNAS Brunswick 04.10.43. Embarked in H.M.S. TRUMPETER 06.10.43.

Equipped with 10 x Corsair IIs.


1833

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from from USNAS Floyd Bennett Field 17.10.43, embarked in H.M.S. TRUMPETER same day.

Equipped with 10 x Corsair IIs.


1834

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from from USNAS Brunswick 14.10.43. DLT aboard USS CHARGER.  16.10.43. Returned to USNAS Brunswick 17.10.43.

Moved here from USNAS Floyd Bennett Field  31.10.43 and embarked in  H.M.S. KHEDIVE  next day.

Equipped with 10 x Corsair IIs.


1836

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Brunswick 12.10.43 for DLT aboard USS CHARGER. Returned to USNAS Brunswick 17.10.43.

Moved here from USNAS Brunswick 18.12.43 and embarked in H.M.S. ATHELING same day.

Equipped with 10 x Corsair IIs.


1837

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Brunswick 08.01.44 for DLT aboard USS CHARGER. Embarked in H.M.S. BEGUM  19.01.44.

Equipped with 14 x Corsair IIs.


1838

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Brunswick 08.01.44 for DLT aboard USS CHARGER. Embarked in H.M.S. BEGUM  19.01.44

Equipped with 10 x Corsair IIs.


1841

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Brunswick 02.06.44. Embarked in H.M.S. SMITER 05.06.44.

Equipped with 18 x Corsair IIIs.


1842

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Brunswick 27.06.44. Embarked in H.M.S. RAJAH 29.06.44.

Equipped with 18 x Corsair IIIs.


1846

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Brunswick 23 - 25.08.44 (for DLT aboard USS CHARGER?).

Moved here from USNAS Brunswick 15.10.44. Embarked in H.M.S. RANEE 18.10.44.

Equipped with 18 x Corsair IIIs.


1848

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Brunswick 15.10.44. Embarked in H.M.S. RANEE 18.10.44.

Equipped with 18 x Corsair IIs.


1849

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Floyd Bennett Field  17.11.44. Embarked in H.M.S. REAPER 22.11.44.

Equipped with 18 x Corsair IIIs.


1850

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Floyd Bennett Field  23.11.44 and embarked in H.M.S. REAPER the same day.

Equipped with 18 x Corsair IVs.


1851

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Floyd Bennett Field  28.12.44 and embarked in H.M.S. THANE the same day.

Equipped with 10 x Corsair IIs.


1852

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Brunswick 30.04.45 Moved to USNAS Bar Harbour 21.05.45

Moved here from USNAS Brunswick 06 - 08.05.45 for DLT aboard USS CHARGER.

Moved here from USNAS Brunswick 30.04.45. Embarked in H.M.S. PATROLLER 04.05.45..

Equipped with 18 x Corsair IVs.


1853

Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Moved here from USNAS Brunswick 23 - 25.08.45 (for DLT aboard USS CHARGER?).

Moved here from USNAS Floyd Bennett Field  14.07.45. Embarked in H.M.S. RAJAH 24.07.45

Equipped with 18 x Corsair I1Vs.


 

 

 

 

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