Yakutat Army Airfield

Yakutat Army Airfield
Airport type Military
Owner United States Army
Location Yakutat, Alaska
Elevation AMSL 33 ft / 10 m
Coordinates 59°30′12″N 139°39′37″W / 59.50333°N 139.66028°W / 59.50333; -139.66028Coordinates: 59°30′12″N 139°39′37″W / 59.50333°N 139.66028°W / 59.50333; -139.66028
Yakutat AAF

Location of airport in Alaska

Direction Length Surface
ft m
2/20 6,475 1,974 Concrete
11/29 7,745 2,361 Asphalt

Yakutat Army Airfield is a former United States Army airfield located three nautical miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district of Yakutat, a city and borough in the U.S. state of Alaska which has no road access to the outside world.[1] After its closure, it was redeveloped into Yakutat Airport.


Yakutat Army Airfield was constructed as part of the United States Army's long-range defense program for Alaska. During World War II the airfield was a key USAAF base during the Aleutian Campaign. It was used in combat by the 406th Bombardment Squadron (June–November 1942) (28th Bombardment Group).

See also


  1. FAA Airport Master Record for YAK (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.

Other sources

  •  This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.
  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • Maurer, Maurer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0-89201-097-5
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