Pyongyang East Airfield
|Owner||Korean People's Army Air Force|
|Controlled by||Korean People's Army Air Force|
|Condition||used by ultralight aircraft only|
|Built by||Imperial Japanese Army Air Service|
|Elevation||9 m (30 ft) AMSL|
The airfield has a single concrete runway 09/27 measuring 4310 x 69 feet (1314 x 21 m). It is sited along the Taedong River on the eastern edge of the capital city of Pyongyang. It has several taxiways, but is no longer used for air traffic. The site has since become a staging ground for large capital parades.
North of the former airport is a 200 metres (660 ft) runway with two helipads and a single structure.
USAF units stationed at the base included:
- 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing operating F-51s from 22 November–5 December 1950
- Detachment F, 3rd Air Rescue Squadron
- 6002nd Tactical Support Wing
UN units stationed at the base included:
UN forces abandoned the base on 5 December 1950 as part of the evacuation of Pyongyang during the UN retreat from North Korea. On 10 December 1950 B-29s bombed the airfield with high-explosive bombs.:263
In May 1952, the 272nd Construction Unit of the North Korean Air Force under the direction of Soviet advisors were ordered to lengthen the runway.
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Last week, satellite images detected movements of troops and military vehicles in a square near Mirim Airport, preparing for a mass performance.
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