Harrell Field

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Harrell Field
Camden CDH.jpg
Airport typePublic
OwnerCity of Camden
ServesCamden, Arkansas
LocationBradley Township, Ouachita County, Arkansas
Elevation AMSL130 ft / 39 m
Coordinates33°37′22″N 092°45′48″W / 33.62278°N 92.76333°W / 33.62278; -92.76333Coordinates: 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] (Camden Regional Airport, or Camden Municipal Airport) (IATA: CDH, ICAO: KCDH, FAA LID: CDH) is five miles northeast of Camden, in Ouachita County, Arkansas, United States.[1][2][3] The FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013 categorizes it as a general aviation facility.[4]


The facility opened in August 1942 with a 4,800-foot turf runway. It began training United States Army Air Corps flying cadets under contract to Wiggings-Marden Aero Corp. It was 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. It also had several PT-17 Stearmans and a few P-40 Warhawks assigned.

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

Trans-Texas DC-3s stopped at Camden from 1953 to 1962.

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  1. ^ a b FAA Airport Form 5010 for CDH PDF. Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 11 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Harrell Field / Camden Regional Airport". TeamCamden.com. Archived from the original on 28 November 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b "Harrell Field / Camden Municipal Airport" (PDF). Arkansas Department of Aeronautics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 January 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  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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