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Fort Allen (Losey Field)

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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