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Fort Morrow Army Airfield

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Airport type  Military
Serves  Port Heiden, Alaska
5/23  5,000
Owner  United States Army
Elevation AMSL  95 ft / 29 m
5,000  1,524
Fort Morrow Army Airfield

Fort Morrow Army Airfield is a former United States Army airfield located six nautical miles (7 mi, 11 km) northeast of the central business district of Port Heiden, in the Lake and Peninsula Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska. Following its closure, it was redeveloped into Port Heiden Airport.

History

The field was built in 1942 after the World War II Japanese attack on the Aleutian Islands. On June 17, 1942 the United States Army established a garrison of 1,400 officers and enlisted men at Port Heiden on the north side of the Alaska Peninsula, with the mission of developing and holding an air base intermediate between the Kodiak and Cold Bay fields, this new garrison becoming the Army's Fort Morrow Army Airfield. The airfield did not have any permanent assigned units during the war, but hosted numerous temporary assigned USAAF and Naval Air units during the Aleutian Campaign and aided in the defense of Kodiak Island.

References

Fort Morrow Army Airfield Wikipedia


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