Gakona Landing Strip

Gakona Landing Strip
Part of Eleventh Air Force
Gakona, Alaska
Gakona LS
Coordinates 62°18′06″N 145°17′29″W / 62.30167°N 145.29139°W / 62.30167; -145.29139
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

Gakona Landing Strip is an abandoned airfield located near Gakona in the U.S. state of Alaska.


The strip was used by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) as an emergency landing field for aircraft assigned to Alaska during World War II. It was closed after the war.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website

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