Gambell Army Airfield

Gambell Army Airfield
IATA: noneICAO: none
Airport type Military
Owner State of Alaska DOT&PF - Northern Region
Location Gambell, Alaska
Built 1943
Elevation AMSL 27 ft / 8 m
Coordinates 63°46′00″N 171°43′58″W / 63.76667°N 171.73278°W / 63.76667; -171.73278Coordinates: 63°46′00″N 171°43′58″W / 63.76667°N 171.73278°W / 63.76667; -171.73278
Gambell AAF

Location of airport in Alaska

Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 4,500 1,372 Asphalt/Concrete

Gambell Army Airfield is a former United States Army airfield located in Gambell, a city in the Nome Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.


Gambell Army Airfield was used as a transport base during World War II, facilitating the transit of Lend-Lease aircraft to the Soviet Union. It was also used by the USAAF as an emergency landing field for aircraft patrolling the west coast of Alaska.

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

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