Football History of the Mitchel Field Aviators

(AKA the Mineola Aviators)

Also Camp Mills, Garden City Air Service Camp, Hempstead Aviation Camp & Hazeltine Field.
Camp Mills

1917
11/11  Company K (from Oregon) 6 - 0 Company I (Washington State)

1918
11/9   L  6-55     U.S.S. Granite State, at St. Paul's School, Garden City  15,000
11/16  W  2-0      St. John's College S.A.T.C. (Bklyn.), at St. Paul's Field, Garden City  3,000  [ended early due to darkness]
11/23  L  0-39  at Camp Upton, Brigade Field (3-39?)
11/28  canceled    Brooklyn Navy Yard, at Ohio Field, NYU

1919
10/15  L  0-33     U.S.S. Pennsylvania, at Garden City

Garden City Air Service Camp Aviators

1918
10/26  T  0-0      Camp Upton
11/9   W 47-0      Bensonhurst Naval Base, at Roosevelt Field, Mineola ["Air Services Dept."] This might belong in Mitchel Field records.
11/16   ?          New London Naval Station, at St. Paul's School Field, Garden City
11/20  W 16-6      Brooklyn Navy Yard Armed Guard (H), at Field #2
11/23  L  0-21     Camp Devins (Ayer, Mass.), at Ebbets Field
11/28  W 21-0   at Lafayette College

Hazelhurst Field (north of Mitchel Field)

1918
11/28  no game?    St. John's College S.A.T.C. (Bklyn.), at Ebbets Field [prob. not played]

Hempstead Aviation Camp (pos. same as Mineola Aviators)

1918
11/17 postponed    Camp Dix, at Ebbets Field
11/24  L  0-12     Camp Dix, at Ebbets Field


Mitchel Field
(Mineola Aviation School through 11/6/1917)
colors: orange & blue/orange & blue

1916
.      L  6-12     Fordham (not varsity)

1917 (5-0-1) [New York Army League/Post Lg.]
.      W
.      W  7-0      Fordham (not varsity)
11/6   W  9-7      Fort Totten, at Travers Island (NYAC Field)  3,000
11/29  W 14-7      Pelham Bay Naval Station, at The Polo Grounds
    Post League Championship:
12/2   T  0-0      Fort Slocum, at Travers Island
12/8   W 13-0      Fort Slocum, at St. Paul's School Field, Garden City

1918
Mineola Aviators, Mitchel Field Aviators Wing, Officers Flying Corps
9/28   L  0-20  at Army (West Point)
10/5   canceled    Springfield YMCA
10/19  no game     Camp Devers at Springfield, Mass.
11/2   L  0-6      Camp Upton, at the Polo Grounds
11/10  L  0-13   at American Chain Company of Bridgeport
11/17 postponed    Camp Dix, at Ebbets Field
11/24  L  0-12     Camp Dix, at Ebbets Field [see Hempstead Aviation Camp above]
11/28   ?          St. John's College S.A.T.C. (Bklyn.), at Ebbets Field [prob. not played] [Hazelhurst Field Aviators, see above]
12/1   L  0-20   at American Chain Company of Bridgeport
12/7   canceled at Fordham
12/7   L  0-26  at Boston College, at Braves Field
.        ?         Fort Hancock [mentioned tentatively in Ft. Hancock Bulletin fror Nov., Dec. issue is lost]

1919
9/30   T  6-6      Owl Athletic Club (H)   
10/4   L  0-28  at Long Island Aggies (NY Aggies, Farmingdale)
.      W 12-0      Fordham (not var.)
.      W 13-0   at Holy Cross F.B.C., Plainfield, NJ 
11/2   L  0-3      Receiving Ship of New York, at Crescent A.C. Field, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
11/9   L  0-33     Stapleton F.C. (Stapes)
11/27  L  7-13  at Holy Cross, Plainfield  7-12?

1920
.      W  6-0   at Long Island Aggies
11/13  W   -0      Long Island Aggies (H)
12/2       ?        Fort Totten (H)

1921 [as Lafayette Club]
10/29  L  0-48  at Long Island Aggies
11/12  canceled    Mineola Aviators (Mitchel Field) (H)

1922
10/18  L  0-19  at Long Island Aggies  [practice game]
10/25  L           Long Island Aggies (H)
.                  Cooper Union Night School
.      L           Long Island Aggies
11/11   ?       at Flushing Triangles, Kaim's Oval  [newspaper missing}
.                  Fort Totten
.                  Camp Vail
.                  Fort Jay
.                  Fort Slocum	
[ad] FOOTBALL/Flushing Triangles vs. Army Aviators (of Mitchel Field)/at Kaim's Oval/ Jamaica and Sinclair Ave/Game called at 3 P.M.
Flushing Evening Journal, November 11, 1922.
1923  Coach: Captain Frank Kice
.      W 20-7      Long Island Aggies
10/14  W 32-0      Iroquois of Bayonne (H)  [prob. same as: "W 50-0 v Bayonne Invaders"]
10/19   ?       at 2nd Squadron, West Point
10/24  L  0-19     Hempstead High School
10/28  L  0-46  at Stapleton F.B.C. (Stapes), East Shore Oval
11/29  W  9-0   at Freeport Field Club (semi-pro)

1924
.      W           Fort Totten
.      W           Camp Merritt
10/26  L  0-29  at College Point F.B.C., Ahrco Field  2,000
11/2   L  0-26  at North Shore Indians/Redskins, Elk Park, Port Richmond
11/10  L  2-3      Long Island Aggies  11/8?

1925
10/24  no game? at Long Island Aggies

1926
10/24  postp.   at Hempstead Pros/All-Stars (semi-pro) at Hempstead Oval [postponed]
11/7   W  9-0   at Company I (Flushing Militia) May be Hempstead Pros v. Co. I


1934
.      W
10/7   L  0-26  at Locust Valley Yellow Jackets (semi-pro)
10/14  L  0-25  at Valley Stream Red Riders, Firemen's Field (semi-pro)
10/21  L  0-6      Fort Jay (H)
10/28  L  7-18  at Hempstead Alumni (semi-pro)
11/4    ?          Rockville Centre Boys Club (amateur) (H)
11/11  L  0-24  at Western Front of Glen Cove (semi-pro)
11/18  L 19-25     Glen Cove AC (semi-pro) (H)
11/29  L  0-30  at Flushing F.B.C., Memorial Field  [benefit]


1935
9/28  scrimmage    Nassau Collegiate Centre (H)
9/29  canceled  at Tau Omega (semi-pro), at Freeport Municipal Stadium
10/5  scrimmage    Nassau Collegiate Centre
11/9    ?       at Fort Jay, Governors Island



1945 (4-2-3)   Air Forces Football League
1st Army Air Force “Aces”  Head Coach- Jesse Yarborough
9/22   T  7-7   at Air Transport Command, Nashville  6,000
9/29   W 19-7   at Fort Pierce Amphibians, at Miami  [non-Lg. game]  16,658
10/7   L  0-18  at 3rd Air Force Gremlins, at Columbia, South Carolina  14,000  (0-19?)
10/13  L  0-7      Personnel Distribution Command (Greensboro), at Albuquerque, N.M.
10/21  T  7-7      Air Transport Command Rockets, at Holyoke, Mass.  10,000
10/28  T  6-6      4th Air Force (March Field, Ca.), at Baltimore
         Brooklyn Bond Bowl
11/11  W 24-6      Fort Worth MF Training Command Skymaster, at Ebbets Field  12,575
11/18  W 15-0      2nd Air Force Ft. Worth Superbombers, Freeport Municipal Stadium  3,500 [benefit]
11/25 canceled  at Cherry Point Marines (North Carolina)  [non-lg.]
12/2   W  7-0      Eastern Flying Training Command Eagles (Montgomery, Ala. ), Freeport Municipal Stadium

1946
1st Air Force Aces
.      T  7-7      Air Transport Command
10/18  T  7-7      Air Transport Command, at MacKenzie Stadium, Holyoke, Mass.
10/28  T  6-6      4th Air Force, at Baltimore
11/11  W 24-6      Training Command Skymasters, at Ebbets Field  12,000
11/18  W 15-0      2nd Air Force Superbombers, at Freeport Municipal Stadium  [benefit]
Mitchel Field All-Stars
11/25  W 26-6   at Long Island Anthonians (semi-pro), Freeport Stadium  2,000

1947
Aviators
10/12  L  2-24     Westbury Field Club
10/22  W 25-0   at Huntington American Legion Crusaders, Hecksher Field  att: 200
10/26  L  0-40  at Fort Monmouth  4,500



1954

1955 (7-1-0)
   Home Field: Old International Polo Field
AFB Commanders
9/10  scrimmage    Hofstra College
9/24   W 57-0      Quonset Navy (H)  2,000
10/2   W 19-14  at Fort Dix 69th Infantry
10/7   W 32-14  at Brainbridge Navy (Md.) (N)
10/15  W 28-0      Hanscom AFB Comets (H ?)
10/21  L 12-28  at Little Creek (Va.) Navy Gators (N)
10/29  W 48-7      Norfolk Naval Base (H)
11/12  W 40-0   at Cape May Coast Guard
11/19  W 44-0      Anacosta Naval Receiving Station (H)
11/27  no game  at Keesler AFB (Miss.) [players vote down this post-season game]
   Note: International Polo Field, Meadow Brook Country Club, opened 1886 

1956 (2-7-0)
AFB Commanders
9/15   L 13-44     Bainbridge NTC (H)  3,000
9/22   L  7-54     Bolling AFB Generals (H)  5,000+
9/29   L 13-19     Fort Dix (H)  2,000
10/7   W 28-6   at Kindley AFB, Bermuda
10/13  L  0-54  at Shaw AFB (Va.) (night)  [sched. as Langley AFB]
10/20  L 14-33     Little Creek Naval Base U.S. Navy Amphibins (Va.) (H)
10/27  W 19-6   at Fort Monmouth  19-0? 19-7?
11/3   L        at Norfolk AFB
11/10  L  0-19     Fort Belvoir Engineers (Va.) (H)

1957 (1-7-0)
CONAC Volunteers
9/20   L  0-20     Charleston AFB (H) (night)
9/29   L  0-49  at Fort Dix
10/4   L  7-41  at Fort Belvoir (night)
10/11  L  6-13     C.W. Post (H) (night)  2,000
10/19  L  7-19  at Newport Naval Station (Va.)
10/26  L  0-13  at Kindley AFB, Bermuda
11/1   W 19-6      Fort Monmouth Signaleers (H) (night)
11/8   L  0-7      Fort Myers (H) (night)

1958 (9-1-0)
AFB CONAC Volunteers
9/9   scrimmage    C.W. Post (H)
9/13   L  6-7   at Norfolk Naval Base
9/19   W 62-0   at Antilles AFB, Puerto Rico
9/26   W 20-0      Fort Belvoir (Va.) (H) (night)  6,649  26-0?
10/3   W 27-0      Kindley AFB Skyliners (Bermuda) (H) (night)  3,500
10/10  W 33-20     Fort Dix (H) (night)
10/18  W 14-0   at Fort Myer (Va.)
10/24  W 50-0      Newport NAS (H) (night)  4,000
11/1   W 62-0   at Dover AFB
11/9   W 27-6   at Moody AFB, Valdosta, Georgia (night)  11/8?
11/14  W 50-20     Quonset Naval Station (H)  4,500
Mitchel Air Force Base CoNac Volunteers 1958 football schedule. Team photo for 'Volunteers' 1958 Mitchel Volunteers.
1959 (6-2-1)  (7-2-1?)(5-3-0?)
Continental Air Command Volunteers
9/11   W  2-0   at Pensacola NAS (night)
9/18   W 16-6   at Fort Belvoir (night)
9/25   L  9-13     Fort Campbell (Ky.) (H) (night)  7,000
10/2   L  7-29     Hamilton AFB (Ca.) (H) (night)
10/11  W 20-6   at Fort Dix  5,000
10/23  W 12-7      Camp LeJeune Marines (H) (night)  2,800 ch 7-12?
10/30  T 21-21     Norfolk Navy (Va.) (H) (night)  ch 2-21?
11/6   W 12-6      Fort Meade Generals (H)  att: 500
11/14  W 36-8   at Quonset Point NAS, at Newport, R.I.

1960 (6-2-1) 7-2-1?
9/16   W 20-9      Fort Lee (Va.) (H) (night)
9/25   T 14-14  at Norfolk Navy (Va.)
10/1   W  9-6   at Hamilton AFB (Ca.)
10/7   W  7-0      Fort Dix (H)  5,000
10/14  W 39-8      Fort Belvoir (H)  5,000+
10/22  L 14-21  at Fort Cambell 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles 
10/28  W 12-8      Fort Eustis (H) (night)
11/5   L  6-23  at Camp LeJeune
11/11  W 20-6      Quonset Naval (H)
  History:
 •1917 - New Army aviation field south of Hazelton Field for training and storage
 •July 18, 1917 - Field #2 renamed for John Purroy Mitchel, mayor of New York killed in U.S. Air Service training in Louisiana.
 •Host to National Air Races 1920 and 1925.
 •Home to many Observation, Fighter & Bombardment corps.
 •1st Air Corp base between World Wars.
 •Main Air Defense base for New York City during World War Two.
 •Air Defense Command, 1st Air Force & Continental Air Command from 1945.
 •Used by 514th Troop Carrier Wing “Flying Boxcars”.
 •A P-47 crash into Hofstra University's Barnard dormitory led to the bases closure.
 •Closed 1961
 •Today, home to Nassau Community College, the Cradle of Aviation museum, and Nassau Coliseum.

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  Updated 3/25/2006

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