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U.S. Navy. Via HistoryLink.org
Ault Field (122.66W
48.34N) was a naval air station
on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound.
The site was selected in January 1941 but survey work did not commence
until the day after the attack on Pearl
Harbor. Construction started on 1 March 1942 and the first aircraft
arrived on 5 August. The base formally opened on 21 September 1942 as
Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. The airfield proper was named Ault
Field a year later, in memory of an air group commander, William B. Ault, lost at the Battle of the Coral Sea.
ReferencesNaval Air Station Whidbey Field (accessed 2010-2-4)
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