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    Oak Harbor Seaplane Base Washington State United States
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c1945

Location
Lat 48.29 N Long 122.63 W located to the northwest of Seattle on a peninsula of Whidbey Island bordering Oak Harbor and Crescent Harbor.

Construction
The US Navy commissioned a seaplane base at this location during 1942. This base plus Ault Field, comprised Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. A larger 240' x 160' hanger was built.

Wartime History
Based PBY Catalinas during late 1942. Based PBM Mariners during 1944. Used until the early 1950s, based VP-50 in 1956.

Today
As of 2005, a group called the PBY Memorial Foundation is trying to raise funds to construct a hangar in Oak Harbor to display a restored PBY Catalina seaplane.

References
Abandoned & Little Known Airfields - Oak Harbor Seaplane Base

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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