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    Baker Island Airfield (Baker Airfield) Minor Outlying Island United States

Location
Located on Baker Island. Known as "Baker Island Airfield" or "Baker Airfield".

Construction
On September 1, 1943 the U.S. Navy (USN) began construction of a single runway on the island.

Wartime Usage
USAAF P-40's were stationed on Baker Island.

American units based at Baker
15th FG, 45th FS (P-40N) ? - November 28, 1943 Nanumea

On October 23, 1943 P-40s Warhawks from Baker claimed a Japanese flying boat shot down 70 miles south of Baker.

During November 13-19, 1943 U. S. Army and U. S. Navy aircraft from Task Force 57 (TF-57) commanded by Rear Admiral J. H. Hoover attack Japanese bases in the Gilbert and Marshalls. During December 1943 until January 1944, B-24s stage through Baker for combat missions against Japanese targets including Maloelap and Majuro and Mili, Wotje and Maloelap.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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