Mitchel Air Force Base

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Mitchel Air Force Base
Air Defense Command.svg
Part of Air Defense Command
Located near: Uniondale, New York
Mitchel Field - New York - 1968.jpg
Looking west in 1968, the airfield is mainly intact.
Mitchel AFB NY 2006 Topo.jpg
2006 USGS photo. The remains of runway 05/23 are visible in the center.
Mitchel AFB is located in New York
Mitchel AFB
Mitchel AFB
Coordinates40°43′32″N 73°35′42″W / 40.72556°N 73.59500°W / 40.72556; -73.59500Coordinates: 40°43′32″N 73°35′42″W / 40.72556°N 73.59500°W / 40.72556; -73.59500
Site history
In use1917–1961
Garrison information
Mitchel Air Base and Flight Line
LocationRoughly Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Ellington Ave., East & West Rds., Garden City, New York
Area108 acres (44 ha)
NRHP reference No.100002385
Added to NRHPMay 4, 2018

Mitchel Air Force Base also known as Mitchel Field was a United States Air Force base. It is located on Long Island, New York. The base was active since the American Revolution. It was used during World War I and II. After World War 2, the base became an Air Force Base. The base was no longer in service in 1961. It is now home to the Cradle of Aviation Museum, Nassau Coliseum, Mitchel Athletic Complex, Nassau Community College, Hofstra University, and Lockheed. The area is a National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

Historical airfield information
Closed 1961, non-existent today
Mitchel NY 46USAAF.jpg
Elevation AMSL85 ft / 26 m
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 6,700 1,737 Concrete
09/27 4,960 1,512 Concrete
12/30 5,142 1,567 Concrete
18/36 4,800 1,463 Concrete
Source: [1]

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