Aerial view of the Midway Islands and the Naval Air Station, Jun 1942 (later renamed Henderson Field). Interestingly, the air station is two different runway complexes on two different islands, but it still considered one air station.

Caption   Aerial view of the Midway Islands and the Naval Air Station, Jun 1942 (later renamed Henderson Field). Interestingly, the air station is two different runway complexes on two different islands, but it still considered one air station. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army via Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 6 Feb 2012

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1. Anonymous says:
1 Jan 2014 01:51:46 PM

Henderson Field is on Guadalcanel.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
1 Jan 2014 07:56:30 PM

To Anonymous Comment above: You are absolutely correct that there is a Henderson Field is on Guadalcanal. It was named for Maj Lofton R Henderson, killed Jun 4, 1942 in the Battle of Midway. The Naval Air Station at Midway was also named for the same Maj Henderson. In checking my sources, I confirmed that the date of this image is given as “June 1942.” I could not confirm when this air station was renamed, but since it is very unlikely for the name to be changed within the same month as the death of the honoree, I have changed the caption here to reflect the name before being changed to Henderson Field.
3. Anonymous says:
4 Mar 2017 12:02:58 PM

date not June 1942 but later than 1956 - see filled area on Sand Island.

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