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. Aviation facilities in the area first appeared in 1913 with a naval aviation camp .
Naval Station Guantanamo Bay
1913 image of aviation facilities at Fisherman's Point
|Operator||United States Navy|
|Location||Guantánamo Bay, Cuba|
|Elevation AMSL||60 ft / 18 m|
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.
The USN aviation assets are now located across the bay at Leeward Point Field.
- Airport information for MUGM at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for NBW at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- "Guantanamo Bay Forts". www.northamericanforts.com.
- "Guantánamo Public Memory Project – Repurposing Gitmo". blog.gitmomemory.org.
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