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    North Field (Andersen AFB) Guam USA
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USAAF 1945

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August 1945

Location
North Field is located near Pati Point on the northeast end of Guam Island in the Southern Mariana Islands (Territory of Guam) in the Mariana Island Group (Mariana Islands) in the United States of America (USA).

Construction
The first American airfield built, with construction by USN Seabees beginning in November 1944 as a base for B-29 bombers. Later this airfield was renamed after Brig. General James R. Andersen MIA / KIA aboard C-87 Liberator 41-24174 on February 26, 1945.

Units Based at North Field
314th Bomb Wing (B-29) March 1945
USN VD-4 from Enewetok Oct 12 - Nov 23, 1944 to USA
35th FG, 41st FS (F-86s) Yokota August 5, 1956-1958
316th BW USA January 16, 1945
29th BG, 6th BS USA January 17, 1945
29th BG, 43rd BS USA January 17, 1945
29th BG, 52nd BS USA January 17, 1945
19th BG, HQ USA January 16, 1945
19th BG, 28th BS (B-29) USA January 16, 1945
19th BG, 30th BS (B-29) USA January 16, 1945
19th BG, 93rd BS (B-29) USA January 16, 1945
39th BG, HQ
330th BG, HQ USA February 18, 1945
330th BG, 457th BS (B-29) USA February 18, 1945
330th BG, 458th BS (B-29) USA February 18, 1945
330th BG, 459th BS (B-29) USA February 18, 1945

Today
Still in operation as Andersen Air Force Base, the base became a Strategic Air Command base, supporting activities in Korea and Vietnam.

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Last Updated
August 17, 2018

 

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