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    Nome Airfield (Nome Airport) Alaska United States
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USAAF 1943

Location
Lat 64° 30' 44N 165° 26' 43W  Nome Airfield is located at Nome in Alaska in the United States. Located at an elevation of 37' above sea level.

Construction
Built as an emergency field by the Army. Construction was by the Civil Aeronautics Authority, but instead, Army Engineers began construction on July 23, 1941.

Wartime History
A ground garrison of 9 officers and 221 enlisted men arrived on 3 September to protect the Nome base. Used to patrol the Bearing Sea and as an emergency field, also in the Lend-Lease ferry route to Russia.

Units based at Nome
54th FG, 56th FS, 57th FS (P-39) Harding Field June 20 - Oct 20, 1942 Elmendorf

Today
Still in use today as Nome Airport as a civilian airport owned by the State of Alaska with two intersecting runways. The first oriented 21/03 measures 5,576' x 150' surfaced by asphalt. The second was oriented 28/10 measures 6,001' x 150' surfaced by asphalt. Airport codes: FAA: OME / ICAO: PAOM / IATA: OME.

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January 9, 2018

 

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