Largest island in Eniwetok Atoll, two miles long and a quarter mile wide. Wide
passage into the atoll's lagoon is to the west of the island. Code
named "Privilege" by the Americans. Also spelled "Enewetak", "Enewetok" or "Eniwetok".
On February 19, 1944 American forces landed on Eniwetok, and secured the island after two days. Immediately, US Navy Seabees begin construction on the island.
Eniwetok Airfield (Stickell Field)
Buitl by Americans Seabees
Americans built a large tank farm with twelve 1,000-barrel
tanks, with piping, a floating pipe-line, 1,200' long, and
a tanker mooring, was completed for aviation gasoline on Eniwetok
Island by May 1944. Completion had been delayed by the explosion
of an LCT in March, which reduced the status of completion of
the farm from 80 to 30 percent. Two coral-fill piers, one 80' and the
other 150' long, were built on Eniwetok Island, and two
beaches were developed for LCTs. Also a small boat repair
shop and a floating dock for small ships
was assigned to the base.
F-86G Sabre Serial Number 51-1040
Pilot Robinson crashed October 31, 1952
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June 15, 2019