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    Kualoa Field (Kualoa Point) Hawaii United States

Location
Lat 21.52 N Long 157.84 W  Located at 49-560 Kamehameha Highway on the coast to the northeast of Honolulu on Oahu. Prewar ranch. Also known as Kualoa Point.

Construction
During late 1942, the U. S. military built a single hard surfaced (unpaved) 6,500' runway running north to south with taxiways surfaced with Marsden Matting (PSP) by 1944 with revetments on the west side of the runway.

Wartime History
Used during the war.

American units based at Kualoa
11th BG 42nd BS (B-17, B-24) Espiritu Santo April 8, 1943 - ?
318th FG, 19th FS (P-47) ? - October 1942 Bellows / Stanley Field Dec 26, 1943 - April 18, 1944 Bellows Field
7th AF, 28th PRS (F-5) Kipapa Field October 9, 1944 det Apr 23, 45 Okinawa

Today
By 1947, Kualoa Field was closed and returned to the prewar owners. Today, part of the Kualoa State Park (Kualoa Regional Park) and Kualoa Ranch. The former airfield is only a clearing today. Several concrete bunkers remain in the cliff face overlooking the former airfield. One of the bunkers is devoted to Hollywood movies filmed on the property including Jurassic Park, Pearl Harbor, and Windtalkers.

References
Hawaii Aviation - Kualoa Field
Abandoned & Little Known Airfields - Kualoa Army Airfield

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

 

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