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Glasgow Airport

Glasgow Airport (U.S.)

Glasgow Airport , also known as Wokal Field/Glasgow International Airport, is a public airport located one mile (2 km) northeast of the central business district (CBD) of Glasgow, a city in Valley County, Montana, United States. The airport covers and has two runways. It is mostly used for general aviation, but is also designated to receive commercial service subsidized by the federal Essential Air Service (EAS) program.

Scheduled air service at Glasgow ended on March 8, 2008, when Big Sky Airlines (the designated EAS operator) ceased operation. Great Lakes Airlines has been given USDOT approval to take over EAS service between Glasgow and Billings, Montana, although a start date for this service has not been established.

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Glasgow Army Air Field

Glasgow Army Air Field (Glasgow AAF), also known as the Glasgow Satellite Airfield, was activated on 10 November 1942. It was one of three satellite fields of Great Falls Army Air Base which accommodated a bombardment group. There were four Bomber Squadrons within this group, one located at the Great Falls Army Air Base and one at each of the three satellite air fields at Lewistown, Glasgow and Cut Bank. The 96th Bombardment Squadron of the 2d Bombardment Group arrived at Glasgow Army Air Field on 29 November 1942. The satellite field was used by B-17 Flying Fortress bomber crews from the Second Air Force during the second phase of their training. Actual bombing and gunnery training was conducted at the airfield's associated sites, Glasgow Pattern Bombing Range and the Glasgow Pattern Gunnery Range, though other training sites within the bombardment group were probably also used. The target-towing aircraft assigned to the Fort Peck Aerial Gunnery Range were also stationed at Glasgow. The last unit to complete training at Glasgow Satellite Field was the 614th Bombardment Squadron of the 401st Bombardment Group, which left for England in October 1943. On 1 December 1944 a German prisoner-of-war camp was established at the site. On 15 July 1946 the Glasgow Army Air Field was classified surplus and it was subsequently transferred to the War Assets Administration on 18 November 1946.

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