Kagman Airfield was located
on the Kagman Peninsula (Kagman Point) near Kagman on the eastern end of Saipan Island in the Southern Islands Municipality in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) in the United States of America (USA). To the south is Magicienne Bay (Laulau Bay). Also known as Kagman Point Airfield or East Field.
Single runway 5,100' x 150' running east to west (as of December 1944). An extensive taxiway and revetment area was located to the south of the airfield and north of the runway. Tower code named "Violet".
American units based at Kagman
7th AF, 6th NFS (P-47, P-61) Kipapa Field February 1 - May 1, 1945 Kipapa Field
Used well into the 1960's. Today, the field is abandoned.
"The CIA had a secret base on the
north end of Saipan in the 1950s and early 1960s where they trained
Chinese Nationalists to fight Chinese Communists. Kagman field
was used to fly in trainees at night were they were bussed to
their quarters at the north end of the island. The building still
survive are currently being used by the CNMI government. We lived
in one for four years."
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August 17, 2018