Harris Neck Air Base (Ga.) histories
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Harris Neck Air Base (Ga.) histories

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: United States. Air Force.
Title: Harris Neck Air Base (Ga.) histories
Dates: 1944-1945
Extent: 0.04 cubic feet (2 microfilm rolls)
Identification: MS 1393

Biographical/Historical Note

At Harris Neck, Georgia, in the remote northern reaches of McIntosh County, the United States government, in the fall of 1942, confiscated the lands along the South Newport and Barbour Island Rivers. Paved runways were constructed for aircraft, and Harris Neck became an air reconnaissance base for the United States Army Air Force during World War II. A number of support buildings were constructed at the Harris Neck Air Base, such as barracks for personnel, an officers club, and PX, to serve the base staff. Stationed at the base was company A of the 346th AAF Unit, RTU-F. After the end of World War II, the base was dismantled and portions were moved or sold.

The area that once was the Harris Neck Air Base is now part of the Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge, which was created by the Federal government in 1962.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of microfilmed copies of the base and unit histories of the Harris Neck Air Force Base. The histories were declassified in 1944 and 1945 by the United States Air Force.

Index Terms

Air bases--Georgia.
Harris Neck Air Base (Ga.)
Local histories.
McIntosh County (Ga.)--History.
United States. Air Force.

Location of Originals

Original documents in the Air Force Historical Research Agency (formerly the Albert F. Simpson Historical Research Center), Maxwell AFB, Alabama.

Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Harris Neck Air Base (Ga.) histories, MS 1393, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1X-1393-01. Base and unit histories for the Harris Neck Air Force Base


2X-1393-02. Base and unit histories for the Harris Neck Air Force Base