About Bangor ANG Base, ME
Bangor Air National Guard Base is administered by the United States Air National Guard and is located in Bangor, Maine. The permanent base population is 450, which increases to 1,100 during monthly drill.
Bangor ANGB began as the civilian Godfrey Field in 1927. It was taken over by the U.S. Army and renamed Godfrey Army Airfield before the Second World War. In 1942 it was again renamed to Dow Army Airfield. It maintained B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator long-range heavy bombers en route to Scotland during the war. It was taken over by Strategic Air Command during the Cold War and hosted a major component of the U.S. long-range early warning RADAR system.
The base currently hosts the 101st Air Refueling Wing of the Maine ANG operating the KC-135R Stratotanker.