Tanacross Air Base

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Tanacross Air Base
IATA: noneICAO: none
Airport type Military
Owner United States Army
Location Tanacross, Alaska
Built 1943
Elevation AMSL 1,549 ft / 472 m
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Tanacross AB is located in Alaska
Tanacross AB
Tanacross AB
Location of airport in Alaska
Direction Length Surface
ft m
6/24 5,100 1,554
12/30 5,000 1,524

Tanacross Air Base is a former United States Army airfield located one nautical mile (2 km) south of the central business district of Tanacross, in the Southeast Fairbanks Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska.[1]


Constructed 1943, activated September 20 by Air Transport Command as Station #16, Alaskan Wing, later 1464th AAFBU. Alaskan Division, ATC. It was auxiliary to Ladd Army Airfield for Northwest Staging Route Lend-Lease aircraft. The facility was designated Tanacross Air Base in July 1944. Its mission was servicing Northwest Staging Route Lend-Lease aircraft from United States. The facility was transferred to Eleventh Air Force, then to Alaskan Air Command in 1945 and closed; it was turned over to War Assets Administration for disposition in 1946. [2]

Jurisdiction transferred to private ownership in 1947 and redeveloped as Tanacross Airport. One of the hangars at the site later became the Big Dipper Ice Arena in Fairbanks.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 FAA Airport Master Record for TSG (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective August 25, 2011.
  2.  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.