Kearney Air Force Base

Kearney Air Force Base is a former United States Army Air Forces and United States Air Force base located near Kearney, Nebraska. It operated from 1942 through 1949, after which it was decommissioned and turned over for civilian use as Kearney Regional Airport.

Kearney Air Force Base
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Kearney Army Airfield
Part of Strategic Air Command
Center Township, Buffalo County, near Kearney, Nebraska
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2006 USGS Orthophoto
Kearney AFB is located in Nebraska
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Kearney AFB
Coordinates40°43′37″N 099°00′24″W / 40.72694°N 99.00667°W / 40.72694; -99.00667Coordinates: 40°43′37″N 099°00′24″W / 40.72694°N 99.00667°W / 40.72694; -99.00667
TypeAir Force Base
Site history
In use1942-1949

See alsoEdit


  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office 1961 (republished 1983, Office of Air Force History, ISBN 0-912799-02-1).
  • Ravenstein, Charles A. Air Force Combat Wings Lineage and Honors Histories 1947–1977. Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama: Office of Air Force History 1984. ISBN 0-912799-12-9.
  • Mueller, Robert (1989). Volume 1: Active Air Force Bases Within the United States of America on 17 September 1982. USAF Reference Series, Office of Air Force History, United States Air Force, Washington, D.C. ISBN 0-912799-53-6, ISBN 0-16-002261-4
  • ArmyAirForces.Com
  • USAAS-USAAC-USAAF-USAF Aircraft Serial Numbers--1908 to present
  • The Kearney Army Air Base
  • "Kearney Goes To War," Department of History, University of Nebraska at Kearney

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