Napier Field was established as an Army Air Forces Training Center at the beginning of World War II. American, British, Mexican and even women pilots were trained here at this base for flying missions in Europe. Pilots learned to fly P-40's which were painted with a colorful parrot head. The base officially closed in 1944 and property purchase was opened to the public in the 1950's. Several original buildings still are located here, though updated over the years. The Town Hall was Army Headquarters and also served as an elementary school.
The Town of Napier Field was officially incorporated in September of 1968. The Dothan Regional Airport was built on some of the old Army runways in 1974.
Thomas "Buddy" Skeen
Marlin (Prince) Petersen
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Council meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. and are open to the public.
If you wish to address the Council, you must be put on the agenda by calling the Town Clerk during regular business hours.