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Jinhae Airport
Jinhae Air Base

Jinhae Gonghang

Jinhae Konghang
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerROK Navy
OperatorROK Navy
LocationJinhae, South Korea
Elevation AMSL8 ft / 2 m
CoordinatesCoordinates: 35°08?28?N 128°41?45?E / 35.14111°N 128.69583°E / 35.14111; 128.69583
Map
CHF is located in South Korea
CHF
CHF
Location of airport in South Korea
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 1,148 3,766 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Jinhae Air Base (IATA: CHF, ICAO: RKPE) also known as Chinhae Air Base is a naval airfield of the Republic of Korea Navy in Jinhae, South Korea.

History

The airfield was originally established in 1942 as the 51st Navy Aircraft Factory (formerly 21st Navy Aircraft Factory Chinkai Branch) under the Chinkai Guard District, which was a major navy base for the Imperial Japanese Navy in Korea under Japanese rule. The Republic of Korea Marine Corps (ROKMC) was founded at the airfield (then known as Deoksan airfield) on April 15, 1949.[3]

Aerial view of Deoksan airfield (present-day Jinhae naval airfield) circa 1950

Korean War

During the Korean War the USAF designated the airfield as Chinhae Air Base and K-10 Chinhae. The field was refurbished with a Marsden Matting surface over crushed gravel.

18th Fighter-Bomber Wing F-51s at Chinhae in 1951

USAF units stationed at Chinhae included:

UN units stationed at Chinhae included:

  • 2 Squadron SAAF operating F-51s attached to the 18th Fighter-Bomber Wing (November 1950 - March 1951, April 1951 - June 1953)

Incidents and accidents

  • 24 August 1950, USAF C-47B #45-1126 was written off in a landing accident.[5]
  • 17 May 1951, F-51D #44-74822 crashed on landing, the aircraft was written off.[6]
  • 8 July 1951, USAF C-47D #44-77269 crashed on takeoff due to an engine failure, the aircraft was written off.[7]
  • 11 July 1951, F-51D #44-74495 crashed, the aircraft was written off.[8]
  • 17 September 1951, F-51D #44-74014 crashed on landing, the aircraft was written off.[9]
  • 8 October 1951, F-51D #44-74592 crashed on takeoff, the aircraft was written off.[10]

Airlines and destinations

No scheduled services.

References

  1. ^ Airport information for RKPE at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for CHF at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ " - History". jinhae.kccf.or.kr. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Y'Blood, William (2002). Down in the weeds: Close air support in Korea. Air Force Historical Studies Office. p. 24. ISBN 9781428990173.This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ "24 Aug 1950 Douglas C-47B-50-DK". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "17 May 1951 North American F-51D Mustang". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ "08 Jul 1951 Douglas C-47D". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ "11 Jul 1951 North American F-51D Mustang". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2013.
  9. ^ "17 Sep 1951 North American F-51D Mustang". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2013.
  10. ^ "08 Oct 1951 North American F-51D Mustang". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2013.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Air Force website https://www.af.mil.

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