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    Hagaru-ri Airfield (Changjin-up, Chosin) South Hamgyŏng Province North Korea

Location
40°22'1"N 127°16'1"E  Located to the east of Hagaru-ri off the southern tip of the Chosin Reservoir (Changjin). Connected by road to Sinhung-ni to the west, Hudong-ni to the northeast is Yudam-ni to the northwest and Hell Fire Valley and Kot'o-ri to the south.

Construction
During late November 1950 American forces constructed a rough emergency airfield was built at this location, completed by December 1, 1950.

Korean War
Used by American and United Nations forces during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir as a forward airfield primarily for evacuating the wounded and for airlifting critical supplies to the area.

R4D-6 Dakota 50767
Pilot Noel crash landed December 1, 1950 destroyed December 6, 1950

Today
After the war, expanded into a single sealed runway running roughly NNW to SSE. Still in use as a North Korean military airfield. Today known as "Changjin-up Airfield" or "Changjin-up Airbase" or "Chosin Airbase".

References
Wiikimapia - Changjin-up / Chosin Military Airbase

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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