Orote Field

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Orote Field
Center of runway looking west. 1966 photo.
Orote Field is located in Guam
Orote Field
Nearest city Agat, Guam
Coordinates 13°26′13″N 144°38′30″E / 13.43694°N 144.64167°E / 13.43694; 144.64167Coordinates: 13°26′13″N 144°38′30″E / 13.43694°N 144.64167°E / 13.43694; 144.64167
Built 1921
Governing body US Navy
NRHP Reference # 75002149[1]
Added to NRHP June 18, 1975

Orote Field is a former air base in the United States territory of Guam built by the United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy (1921-1931). It was captured by the Imperial Japanese Navy at the start of World War II and remained under Japanese control until the end of July 1944, when it was taken back by the USMC. The airfield itself, built on the Orote Peninsula, was one of many on Guam, and was closed for good in 1946, but still sees some use as a touch-and-go training strip used by C-130 Hercules crews located nearby on Andersen Air Force Base.[2] [3] The old airfield was used as a tent city for the 1999 Tandem Thrust military exercise.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Orote Field". National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Orote Field". National Park Service.  and accompanying photos

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Aerial view of Orote Field, 1945
Orote Field, showing the tent city living facilities for deployed U.S. Military personnel during exercise Tandem Thrust, 1999.