General Ulpiano Paez Airport
|General Ulpiano Paez Airport
Aeropuerto General Ulpiano Paez
|Elevation AMSL||18 ft / 5 m|
General Ulpiano Paez Airport (IATA: SNC, ICAO: SESA) is a public/military joint-use airport serving the coastal city of Salinas, in the Santa Elena Province of Ecuador. The city and airport are on a peninsula extending into the Pacific Ocean.
During World War II the airport was used by the United States Army Air Forces Sixth Air Force defending the South American coastline and the Panama Canal against Japanese submarines. Flying units assigned to the airfield were:
- 25th Bombardment Squadron (Panama Canal Department), 21 January 1942-22 May 1943, (B-24 Liberator)
- 3d Bombardment Squadron (6th Bombardment Group), 23 May-11 June 1943, (B-17 Flying Fortress)
- 51st Fighter Squadron (32d Fighter Group) December 1942-March 1943 (P-40 Warhawk)
Airlines and destinations
- Airport information for SESA from DAFIF (effective October 2006)
- Airport information for Salinas at Great Circle Mapper.
- Google Maps - Salinas
- Salinas NDB
- Salinas VOR
- This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
- Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) . Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.