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The defunct Naval Air Station Dallas (Hensley Field), Dallas, USA

March 31st, 2007 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 
 

The defunct Naval Air Station Dallas (Hensley Field).

Naval Air Station Dallas (also Hensley Field) was a United States Navy Naval Air Station located on Mountain Creek Lake in the Mountain Creek neighborhood of southwest Dallas, Texas (USA). The facility was decommissioned 26 December 1998.

The City of Dallas established Hensley Field in August 1929 as a training field for reserve pilots. The facility was named for Major William N. Hensley, a flying instructor located near Dallas in the 1920s and one of the few onboard the first trans-Atlantic dirigible crossing in 1919.

The City leased the site to the United States Army for US$1.00 a year. The field became the Air Corps Reserve Base in the Eighth Corps Area. At the beginning of World War II, the Army extended their lease to 40 years. In March 1941, the Navy began maintaining operations at the base and on 15 May 1941 established a naval reserve training base on 160 acres (0.7 km²) adjacent to Hensley Field.

On 23 December 1941 Hensley Field became hadquarters of the Midwest Area of the Air Corps Ferrying Command, after Maj. Thomas D. Ferguson, commander of the field, was made control officer for the Middle West Area of the United States on 8 October 1941.

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2 Responses to “The defunct Naval Air Station Dallas (Hensley Field), Dallas, USA”

  1. T Anderson Says:

    My father crashed in 1962 just short of this runway in 16 feet of water flying for the navy . I’m not sure i ever got the real story of that day and if any one was there , or ever head of the story I would enjoy them sharing any info with me . tripacer59@hotmail.com

  2. T Anderson Says:

    I’m talking about hensley field also known as dallas naval air station . t

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