Chain Municipal Airport (HBG) Forrest County (MS)

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Hattiesburg Bobby L Chain Municipal Airport (HBG)
City: Hattiesburg
County: Forrest
State: Mississippi
ARTCC: Houston

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Welcome to the Hattiesburg Bobby L Chain Municipal Airport (HBG) aviation article, the airport located in Forrest County, Mississippi.
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Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport is a city-owned public-use airport located four nautical miles (7 km) southeast of the central business district of Hattiesburg, a city in Forrest County, Mississippi, United States.

Federal/Military Aviation

The airport serves the general aviation community and also some Federal and Military aviation.

US Army Reserve Center and the Hattiesburg Police and Fire Academies are located at the airport.

The Civil Air Patrol's Pine Belt Composite Squadron is also located at the airport.


Since 1930, the Hattiesburg-Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport has provided air service to the greater Hattiesburg area. On 8 December 1941, the military took over the airport and the Hattiesburg Army Airfield was opened and assigned to the Third Air Force. The first mission of the new airfield was antisubmarine patrols along the Gulf of Mexico coastline. In early June 1942, the 21st Bombardment Group dispatched the 313th Bombardment Squadron, flying B-25 Mitchells from the airfield. In early 1945, military activities were phased down, and the Air Force put Hattiesburg on standby inactive status. Return to full civil control was made in April 1946.

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