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    Kodiak Naval Air Station (NAS Kodiak, Kodiak Airport) Alaska United States
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USN c1943

Location
Lat 57° 45' 0N Long 152° 29' 38W  Kodiak Airfield was located on Fort Greeley on Kodiak Island in Alaska in the United States. Also known as Kodiak Naval Air Station or NAS Kodiak. Located at an elevation of 78' above sea level.

Construction
Built by the U. S. Navy (USN) prewar, after the completion of Sitka Seaplane Base. The facility included a seaplane ramp and runway both completed by June 15, 1941.

American units based at Kodiak
VS-56 (OS2U) - December 1944
VS-70 (OS2U) - December 1944
VS-49 (OS2U) - December 1944
VS-48 (OS2U) December 1944 - August 1945
54th FG, 42nd FS (P-39) Harding Field June 12- September 8, 1942 Adak
54th FG, 57th FS (P-39 detachment) Elmendorf September 30 - ?
28th CG, 36th BS (B-24) ? - May 4, 1943 Amchitka

Postwar
On April 17, 1947 a Coast Guard Air Station was commissioned as an Air Detachment at the navy base with one PBY Catalina aircraft, seven pilots, and thirty crewmen.

Since July 1, 1971 the Navy turned all airport runways and areas to the north over to the State of Alaska. The base was also turned over to the U. S. Coast Guard (USCG). There is still an overgrown seaplane ramp and the WWII hangers still in use.

Today
Still in use today Kodiak Airport, a military and civilian airport with three runways. The first oriented 25/07 measures 7,542' x 150' surfaced with asphalt. The second oriented 29/11 measures 5,399' x 150' surfaced with asphalt. The third oriented 36/18 measures 5,013' x 150' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes: FAA: ADQ / ICAO: PADQ / IATA: ADQ.

Memorial Star
On the slopes of Old Women's Mountain, across the road from the main gate to the base, there is a star which is lighted during the Christmas season. At the base of this star there is a memorial stone, engraved "In memory of all military personnel who have given their lives while engaged in operations from Kodiak 30 November 1980."

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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