Air Force Bases

Volume I – Active Air Force Bases Within the United States of America on 17 September 1982
By Robert Mueller
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1989
ISBN: 0912799536, 978-0912799537
Hardcover and PDF, 652 pages

Volume II – Air Bases Outside the United States of America
By Harry R. Fletcher
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1993
ISBN: None
Hardcover and PDF, 220 pages


Volume I From the Publisher

“As of 1982, there were eighty-nine active Air Force bases in the United States. This volume provides historical information and statistics for each of these installations, including dates of activation, occupancy, closure, and transferal. Also listed are the units stationed at each installation, units of the chief support organizations, and the names of commanders.”

Volume II From the Publisher

“This reference work contains an alphabetical listing of all active U.S. Air Force bases outside American territory, through the end of 1982. Under each installation are several entries, which include a description of the facilities, the names of the commanders, the identities of base operating and tenant units, the dates of American occupancy, and other distinguishing information.”

Webmaster Review

A must have for the USAF patch collector’s or organizational history buff’s reference shelf.  These volumes contain detailed listing of organizations for each installation with time periods assigned to the base. This include 4-digit organizations which can be difficult to locate.