Douglas Army Airfield

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Douglas Army Airfield (1942-1945) - A World War II U.S. Army Airfield established in October 1942 near Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona. Named Douglas Army Airfield after the location. Closed after the end of WWII in October 1945.

Douglas Army Airfield June 1943
Douglas Army Airfield Auxiliary Airfields
No Name Location State GPS Notes
1 McNeal Auxiliary Field McNeal AZ 31.605833, -109.652500
2 Forrest Auxiliary Field Forrest AZ 31.374167, -109.675000
3 Web Auxiliary Field Web AZ 31.773333, -109.696944
4 Unknown Auxiliary Field  ? AZ
5 Hereford Auxiliary Field Hereford AZ 31.415833, -110.147500


During World War II Douglas Army Airfield was a part of the West Coat Training Center and trained pilots in two schools, the Douglas Army Air Forces Advanced Flying School (Two Engine) and the Army Air Forces Pilot School (Advanced, Two Engine) between October 1942 and 23 October 1945. Training aircraft included the AT-9 Jeep, AT-17 Bobcat, C-45 Expeditor, and the B-25 Mitchell bomber.

Five Auxiliary Airfields provided support for the training programs and emergency landing facilities.

Current Status

Now Bisbee Douglas International Airport.

Location: Near Douglas in Cochise County, Arizona.

Maps & Images

Lat: 31.468889 Long: -109.603611

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  • Elevation: 4,150'

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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:

  • AZ0339 - Douglas Army Airfield

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