The Oakland Airport During
World War II
war years at Oakland Municipal Airport were marked by round-the-clock
military activity. The Army Air Corps flew thousands of fighters,
bombers, and transport planes in and out of Oakland. The Navy also used
Oakland as an auxiliary to the Alameda Naval Air Station. The Navy
occupied its own hangars, barracks, warehouse, shops, and other
facilities at the west end of the fleld. It had two missions: transport
of supplies and flight training for cadets using Stearman N2S biplanes.
It was not until 1961 that the 65-acre facility reverted to Port of
Oakland ownership when the base was decommissioned and its squadrons
transferred to Naval Air Station in Alameda.
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