McCalla Field

McCalla Field was a U.S. military airfield located at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The airfield was named for Bowman H. McCalla, who was a United States Navy admiral in charge of the Battle of Guantánamo Bay. The current field was expanded in 1941 when the original grass runway was replaced.[3] Aviation facilities in the area first appeared in 1913 with a naval aviation camp .

McCalla Field

Naval Station Guantanamo Bay
NAS Gitmo FishermansPt 1913 NAN12-78.jpg
1913 image of aviation facilities at Fisherman's Point
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorUnited States Navy
LocationGuantánamo Bay, Cuba
Elevation AMSL60 ft / 18 m
Coordinates19°54′41.39″N 075°9′48.33″W / 19.9114972°N 75.1634250°W / 19.9114972; -75.1634250Coordinates: 19°54′41.39″N 075°9′48.33″W / 19.9114972°N 75.1634250°W / 19.9114972; -75.1634250
Map
MUGM is located in Cuba
MUGM
MUGM
Location in Cuba
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 8,000 2,438 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

FacilitiesEdit

The airport resides at an elevation of 60 ft (18 m) above mean sea level. The airfield was de-activated in the 1970s but has been used to house refugees beginning in the 1990s and lasted until 2007.[4]

The USN aviation assets are now located across the bay at Leeward Point Field.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Airport information for MUGM at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for NBW at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "Guantanamo Bay Forts". www.northamericanforts.com.
  4. ^ "Guantánamo Public Memory Project – Repurposing Gitmo". blog.gitmomemory.org.

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