Sampson Air Force Base

Sampson Air Force Base was located on the eastern shore of Lake Seneca in the Finger Lakes Region of New York, covering an initial area of 260 acres. The original construction was authorized in May ‘42, to serve as a Naval Training Station, (USNTS Sampson, NY) during 1942-1945, being completed in 270 days from the start of construction. It later served as an Air Force Base Training Center during the Korean War era (1950-1956). It is estimated that 411.000 Navy and 330,000 Air Force personnel completed their training at the Sampson installation. Over various time periods, the facility has served many different purposes, including its current designation as Sampson State Park.

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The Photo Gallery below is of The Airman Yearbook from August 23rd - September 8th 1955. Click on any photo to enlarge it and view the slideshow...