Churchill Flight Strip

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Churchill Flight Strip (1942-1946) - A World War II U.S. Army Airfield established in 1942 near Silver Springs, Lyon County, Nevada. Named Churchill Flight Strip after the location and closed after the end of WWII in 1946.


The United States Army Air Forces built the Churchill Flight Strip about 1942 as an emergency landing airfield for military training flights. The flight strip closed after World War II and was turned over for local government use by the War Assets Administration.

Current Status

Now known as Silver Springs Airport owned by Lyon County and leased to Silver Springs Airport. FAA Boundary ARTCC: ZOA - Oakland

Location: Near Silver Springs in Lyon County, Nevada.

Maps & Images

Lat: 39.403056 Long: -119.251111

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  • Elevation: 4,265'

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See Also:


  • US Army Owned, Sponsored and Leased Facilities Report, AMD-1, Office of the Chief of Engineers, 31 Dec 1945, CDSG Pdf
  • Shaw, Frederick J. Ed., Locating Air Force Base Sites: History's Legacy, updated 2014, Air Force History and Museums Program, USAF, Washington DC, 2004, 268 pages


Fortification ID:

  • NV0021 - Churchill Flight Strip

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