Gambell Army Airfield

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Gambell Army Airfield
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerState of Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
LocationGambell, Alaska
Elevation AMSL27 ft / 8 m
Coordinates63°46′00″N 171°43′58″W / 63.76667°N 171.73278°W / 63.76667; -171.73278Coordinates: 63°46′00″N 171°43′58″W / 63.76667°N 171.73278°W / 63.76667; -171.73278
Gambell AAF is located in Alaska
Gambell AAF
Gambell AAF
Location of airport in Alaska
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 4,500 1,372 Asphalt/Concrete

Gambell Army Airfield is a former United States Army airfield located in Gambell, a city in the Nome Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.


Gambell Army Airfield was used as a transport base during World War II, facilitating the transit of Lend-Lease aircraft to the Soviet Union. It was also used by the USAAF as an emergency landing field for aircraft patrolling the west coast of Alaska.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website