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    Wonsan Airfield (Wŏnsan Airfield)  North Korea
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USMC c1952

Location
Located at the base of the Kalma Peninsula to the east of Wonsan (Wŏnsan).

Construction
Built by the Japanese.

Wartime History
During the Korean War, used by American forces as a forward operating airfield as of November 1950.

On November 27, 1950 after an armed reconnaissance from Mampo-sin to Linchang, VF-32 F4U Corsairs including F4U-4 Corsair 81023 piloted by Lt(jg) Thomas J. Hudner were unable to return to USS Leyte CV-32 due to bad weather and instead landed at Wonsan Airfield, before returning to the carrier.

American units based at Wonsan Airfield
VMF(N)-513 "Flying Nightmares" (F7F Tigercat) 1952

References
Logbook of Lt(jg) Thomas J. Hudner, USN VF-32 October 12 - November 27, 1950

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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