Navarre Field

Navarre Field is a decommissioned military base and can be found in the small, unincorporated community of Moroe, Michigan.

The Navarre Airport is currently located on its grounds and provides general aviation facilities as well as flight training. The runway was extended for this purpose.

There are no hotels or other lodging facilities at the airport.

The airfield was known as Camp Skeel during its military use. It was used by the United States Army Air Forces from 1942 until it closed in 1946 and then served with the Air Force Reserve until 1953. However, since this very brief history does paint all of the details, here are some additional facts that may be of interest.

The first use as a military airfield was as a civilian landing strip used by the Michigan Air National Guard's 107th Fighter Squadron from 1942 through 1943. The unit had been training on the Great Lakes but was reassigned to active duty at Camp Skeel in order to provide local air defense. In 1944 it moved back to Key Field in Meridian, Mississippi where it was eventually disbanded.

In 1941, plans were made for a bombing and gunnery range at Moroe Township, Michigan under the Third Air Force Range Extension Project Number Four of the Detroit Industrial Area. A site survey team visited on 26 May 1941 and concluded that it would be an ideal location with only minimal development needed.




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Points Of Interest In Monroe, MI:
Munson Park
George Armstrong Custer Equestrian Monument
Navarre Field
River Raisin National Battlefield Park
River Raisin Marina & Campground

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