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    Johnston Airfield (Johnston Seaplane Base) Johnston Atoll USA
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USN 1945
Location
Johnston Airfield is located on Johnston Island in Johnston Atoll.

Construction
During 1936, the U. S. Navy (USN) began construction of Johnston Airfield plus a seaplane base and refueling facilities.

Wartime History
During the middle of December 1941, Johnston based two plane detachments from U. S. Navy (USN) Patrol Wing 1 (PatWing 1) and Patrol Wing 2 (PatWing 2). During the Pacific War used as part of the aircraft ferry route from Hawaii to the South Pacific including regular flight operated by Naval Air Transport Service (NATS).

American units based at Johnston
Patrol Wing 1 Hawaii December 18, 1941 - ?
Patrol Wing 2 Hawaii December 18, 1941 - ?

Japanese missions against Johnston
December 15, 1941 - June 1942

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Last Updated
April 7, 2020

 

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