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    Johnston Airfield (Johnston Seaplane Base) Johnston Atoll USA
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1945

Location
Located on Johnston Island.

Construction
During 1936, the US Navy began construction of the airfield, seaplane base and refueling facilities.

Wartime History
During the middle of December 1941, Johnston based two plane detachments from US Navy Patrol Wing 1 and Patrol Wing 2. During 1942-1945 used as part of the aircraft ferry route from Hawaii to the South Pacific.

American units based at Johnston
Patrol Wing 1 Hawaii December 18, 1941 - ?
Patrol Wing 2 Hawaii December 18, 1941 - ?

Japanese missions against Johnston
December 15, 1941 - June 1942

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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