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

Moved here from RN Air Sect. Dartmouth 26.06.42.  DLT aboard USS CHARGER. 20-23.08.42. Embarked H.M.S. BATTLER 08.12.42.

Equipped with 6 x Martlet IV.


892 Single Seat Fighter Squadron

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

.Equipped with 6 x Martlet IV.


894 Single Seat Fighter Squadron

Formed here 15.08.42. Moved to USNAS Quonset Point 02.11.42

Equipped with 6 x Martlet 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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