Fort Allen was established as "Losey Field" by the Army Air Corps in 1941. It was named after Captain Robert Losey. The following USAAF units were stationed here:
4th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron (13th Composite Wing, 72nd Observation Group) 1 April 1941 – 27 October 1943
20th Troop Carrier Squadron (Sixth Air Force Base Command) 10 May–June 1942
36th Fighter Group (Headquarters), January 1941-May 1943
22d Fighter Squadron, 6 January-13 December 1941 (P-40 Warhawk)
23rd Fighter Squadron, 6 January-31 May 1941; 15 November-13 December 1941(P-40 Warhawk)
32d Fighter Squadron, 6 January 1941-19 February 1942; 9 March-14 June 1943 (P-40 Warhawk)
417th Bombardment Squadron (25th Bombardment Group) 29 May 1943 – 24 March 1944 (B-18 Bolo)
Losey Field was transferred to the Army Ground Forces (AGF).
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- Text: Kaj Metz
- Photos: TracesOfWar.com