North Carolina - Richmond County Airports

Airport Name

At / Near Town

Type

FAA LID

Year
Opened

Year
Closed

Comments

1) Mackall Auxiliary Airfield Airport

Hoffman

Military

HFF

1942

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Was Mackall Army Air Field. Originally named Camp Hoffman, on February 8, 1943, General Order Number 6 renamed the facility Camp Mackall in honor of Private John Thomas (Tommy) Mackall. Historian Stephen E. Ambrose described the camp as a "marvel of wartime construction," having been converted from 62,000 acres of wilderness to a camp "with 65 miles of paved roads, a 1,200-bed hospital, five movie theaters, six huge beer gardens, a complete all-weather airfield with three 5,000-foot runways, and 1,750 buildings" in just four months. Camp Mackall is the current location of initial qualification training for the U.S. Army Special Forces. On the Hoke and Richmond County Line, most in Richmond County.

2) Richmond County Airport

Rockingham

General
Aviation

RCZ

1943

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Was Rockingham-Hamlet Airport. Per AirNav - activated 4/1943. Owned and operated by Richmond County.

Airports Found - Virtually Nothing Known Except What's Below

Some of the original steel aircraft landing map experiments were carried out during the Carolina Maneuvers in November 1941 at a remote NC landing field in WW-II about 2 miles north of Marston, NC and east of U.S. 1. A + on the map where the temporary 150’ x 3,000’ steel mat landing strip was. It was dismantled and moved by railroad after the maneuvers. Info provided in January 2019 by CBB.
   
   
   


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