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    Kodiak Naval Air Station (NAS Kodiak, Kodiak Airport) Alaska United States
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Location
Lat 57° 45' 0N Long 152° 29' 38W  Kodiak Airfield is located at an elevation of 78' above sea level on Fort Greeley on Kodiak Island in Alaska in the United States. Also known as Kodiak Naval Air Station or NAS Kodiak. Located at an elevation of 78' above sea level.

Construction
Built prewar by the U.S. Navy (USN) at Fort Greeley after the completion of Sitka Seaplane Base. The facility had a seaplane ramp and runway known as Kodiak Airfield were both completed by June 15, 1941. The supporting facilities included hangers and buildings.

Wartime History
During World War II, Kodiak Naval Air Station was used by U.S. Navy floatplanes including OS2U Kingfishers and PBY Catalinas. The runway,

American units based at Kodiak
VS-56 (OS2U) - December 1944
VS-70 (OS2U) - December 1944
VS-49 (OS2U) - December 1944
VS-48 (OS2U) December 1944 - August 1945
54th FG, 42nd FS (P-39) Harding Field June 12, 1942–September 8, 1942 Adak
54th FG, 57th FS (P-39 detachment) Elmendorf September 30, 1942–? Elmendorf
28th CG, 36th BS (B-24) ?–May 4, 1943 Amchitka

Postwar
On April 17, 1947 a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Air Station was commissioned at NAS Kodiak with an air detachment that operated a single PBY Catalina manned by seven pilots and thirty crew.

On July 1, 1971 the U.S. Navy (USN) turned all airport runways and areas on the northern side over to the State of Alaska. The rest of the base was turned over to the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG).

Today
Still in use today as Kodiak Airport that serves as a dual military (USCG) and civilian airport with three runways. The first oriented 25/07 measures 7,542' x 150' surfaced with asphalt. The second oriented 29/11 measures 5,399' x 150' surfaced with asphalt. The third oriented 36/18 measures 5,013' x 150' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes: FAA: ADQ / ICAO: PADQ / IATA: ADQ.

Seaplane Ramp
The seaplane ramp remains overgrown and disused since the war.

Hangers
World War II era hangers remain in use to this day.

Memorial Star
On the slopes of Old Women's Mountain, across the road from the main gate to the base, there is a star which is lighted during the Christmas season. At the base of this star there is a memorial stone, engraved "In memory of all military personnel who have given their lives while engaged in operations from Kodiak 30 November 1980."

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Last Updated
April 7, 2020

 

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