Ladd Air Force Base (historical) in Fairbanks North Star Borough AK


Ladd Air Force Base (historical), Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska

Ladd Air Force Base (historical) is a historical feature (military) in Fairbanks North Star Borough. The primary coordinates for Ladd Air Force Base (historical) places it within the AK 99703 ZIP Code delivery area.

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Feature Name: Ladd Air Force Base (historical)
Category: Alaska physical, cultural and historic features
Feature Type: Historical
Class: Military
Description: National Historic Landmark. This NHL offers public access. Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
History: Closed in 1961. Begun in 1938, this was the first Army airfield in Alaska; the first Army Air Corps troops arrived in April 1940. Its World War II facilities were designed to fulfill 3 missions: cold weather experimental station; air depot for repair and testing of aircraft; and principal base in Alaska for the Air Transport Command. Beginning in 1942, nearly 8,000 military aircraft from the United States were transferred from Ladd Field to Russian aircrews for use on the Russian Front.
Borough: Fairbanks North Star Borough
Latitude: 64.8375015259
Longitude: -147.616668701
GNIS ID: 2375249

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