Redmond Army Airfield

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Redmond Army Airfield (1942-1945) - A World War II U.S. Army Air Field established in 1942 near Redmond, Deschutes County, Oregon. First named Redmond Army Airfield after the location. It closed as a military airfield after the end of WWII in 1945. Now Redmond Municipal Airport.

Redmond Army Airfield WWII Hanger.


In 1942, the city of Redmond leased Roberts Field to the government to construct a bomber training facility to be known as Redmond Army Airfield. The Airfield was made up of a cantonment area, the airfield and flight line, a motor pool, and a munitions storage area,

The Cantonment area held some 50 buildings including officer housing, enlisted barracks, mess halls, officer and NCO clubs, admin buildings, and other support buildings.

The airfield and the flight line included two 7,000-foot runways with ancillary taxiways connecting the flight line and the runways. The flight line had two standard OBH-2, 120' x 80' hangers, a flight operations building, and the air traffic control tower.

The motor pool was located along the western border of the airfield and the ordnance storage area was adjacent to the westernmost taxiway.

In 1946, the airport was sold back to the city of Redmond for $1.

Redmond Army Airfield Plan.
Redmond Army Airfield Partial Commanders List (edit list)
Assumed Relieved Rank Name Cullum Notes
12-1942 Major Brewster, Morell N/A
04-1943 07-1943 Captain Lahti, Eino N/A
07-1943 12-1943 Captain Roach, Mark N/A
01-1944 03-1944 Lt. Colonel Kincaid, Milton N/A
03-1944 04-1944 Major Smith, Eugene N/A
04-1944 05-1944 Captain Naumann, Harry N/A
05-1944 12-1944 Major Vintion, Russell N/A
01-1945 Major Luther, Vinton N/A
Dates are formatted in yyyy-mm-dd to sort correctly.
The Cullum Number is the graduation order from the United States Military Academy by year and class rank and links to a page for the officer on the website version of the Cullum Register. Listings without a Cullum Number indicate that the person was not a graduate of the United States Military Academy.

Current Status

Now Redmond Municipal Airport.

Location: Near Redmond in Deschutes County, Oregon.

Maps & Images

Lat: 44.254167 Long: -121.149722

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  • Elevation: 3,080'

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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
  • Hanson, Tor, Central Oregon Aviation, 2021, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, S.C.,


Fortification ID:

  • OR0133 - Redmond Army Airfield

Visited: 11 May 2022

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