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    Fairbanks Alaska United States

History
Lat 64° 50' 16N Long 147° 42' 59W  Fairbanks is located in the center of Alaska in the United States.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, Fairbanks was an important town and base area to supply of American forces in Alaska and Lend-Lease deliveries to the Soviet Union (USSR).

Lend-Lease Memorial
Monument with a three bladed propeller and spinner gun (P-39 Airacobra) and two pilot figures. The monument reads: "Alaska - Siberia WWII" with three flag poles behind the memorial with three flag poles flying the American, Russian and Alaska State flags. This memorial is dedicated to U. S. pilots and crews involved in the ferrying of American manufactured aircraft to Fairbanks where they were turned over to the Soviet Union and ferried by Russian pilots to Siberia then elsewhere in the Soviet Union.

Fort Wainright
Located at Fairbanks.

Ladd Army Airfield (Ladd Field, Ladd AAF)
Located to the east of Fairbanks.

Mile 26 Satellite Field (Eielson AFB)
Lat 64° 39' 57N Long 147° 6' 5W  Located to the southeast of Fairbanks. Built 1943, named to honor polar pilot Carl Ben Eielson. Today known as Eielson Air Force Base. Airport codes: FAA: EIL / ICAO: PAEI / IATA: EIL.

Big Delta Army Airfield (Allen Field, Allen AAF)
Lat 63° 59' 40N 145° 43' 18W  Located to the south of Big Delta to the east of Fairbanks. Built during 1942 as Big Delta Army Airfield, it was named for river delta formed by the confluence of the Delta River and the Tanana River. It was later renamed Allen Army Airfield. Fort Greely was built south of the airfield after World War II. Airport codes: FAA: BIG / ICAO: PABI / IATA: BIG.

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September 1, 2018

 

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