Ogliuga Island Army Airfield

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Ogliuga Island Army Airfield
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Part of Eleventh Air Force
Ogliuga Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska
Ogliuga Island AAF is located in Alaska
Ogliuga Island AAF
Ogliuga Island AAF
Coordinates 51°36′22″N 178°39′23″W / 51.60611°N 178.65639°W / 51.60611; -178.65639
Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1942
In use 1943-1944
Battles/wars Aleutian Islands Campaign

Ogliuga Island Army Airfield is an abandoned airfield located on Ogliuga Island, Aleutian Islands, Alaska.

History[edit]

Ogliuga Island AAF was established in 1942 as a result of the Japanese invasion of the Aleutian Islands. Its primary use was as an emergency landing field by USAAF and Naval Air aircraft during the campaign, not having any permanent units assigned. It was abandoned after World War II and only some foundations of buildings and the remnants of two runways remain. In addition, it is reported that ammunition abandoned since the war, can be found at the facility.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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