Harrell Field

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Harrell Field
Camden CDH.jpg
Airport type Public
Owner City of Camden
Serves Camden, Arkansas
Location Bradley Township, Ouachita County, Arkansas
Elevation AMSL 130 ft / 39 m
Coordinates 33°37′22″N 092°45′48″W / 33.62278°N 92.76333°W / 33.62278; -92.76333
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 6,502 1,982 Asphalt

Harrell Field[2][3] (IATA: CDHICAO: KCDHFAA LID: CDH) is a public use airport located 5 nautical miles (9 km; 6 mi) northeast of the central business district of Camden, a city in Ouachita County, Arkansas, United States.[1] It is also known as Camden Regional Airport[2] or Camden Municipal Airport.[3] This airport is included in the FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013, which categorizes it as a general aviation facility.[4]


Opened in August 1942 with 4,800 turf runway. Began training United States Army Air Corps flying cadets under contract to Wiggings-Marden Aero Corp. Assigned to United States Army Air Forces Gulf Coast Training Center (later Central Flying Training Command) as a primary (level 1) pilot training airfield. It had two local auxiliary airfields for emergency and overflow landings. Flying training was performed with Fairchild PT-19s and Fairchild PT-23s as the primary trainers. Also had several PT-17 Stearmans and a few P-40 Warhawks assigned.

Inactivated on 15 April 1944 with the drawdown of AAFTC's pilot training program. Declared surplus and turned over to the Army Corps of Engineers on 30 September 1945. Eventually discharged to the War Assets Administration (WAA) and became a civil airport. It appears to have closed after the war about 1951, later reopened. [5] [6] [7]

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  1. ^ a b FAA Airport Master Record for CDH (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 11 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Harrell Field / Camden Regional Airport". TeamCamden.com. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Harrell Field / Camden Municipal Airport" (PDF). Arkansas Department of Aeronautics. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  4. ^ National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013: Appendix A: Part 1 (PDF, 1.33 MB). Federal Aviation Administration. Updated 15 October 2008.
  5. ^  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
  6. ^ Shaw, Frederick J. (2004), Locating Air Force Base Sites History’s Legacy, Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, Washington DC, 2004.
  7. ^ Manning, Thomas A. (2005), History of Air Education and Training Command, 1942–2002. Office of History and Research, Headquarters, AETC, Randolph AFB, Texas ASIN: B000NYX3PC

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