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Seymour Airport is an airport serving the island of Baltramarker, one of the Galápagos Islandsmarker in Ecuadormarker.

History

During World War II, the airport (known as Seymour Island Airfield) was used by the United States Army Air Force Sixth Air Force defending the South American coastline and the Panama Canalmarker against Japanese submarines. The first American personnel arrived on 9 April 1942. Military flying units assigned to the airport were:

Detachments stationed at: Salinas Afldmarker, Ecuadormarker and Talara Afldmarker, Perumarker, Dec 1942-Mar 1943




By 30 Sep 1945, most personnel were withdrawn and only a housekeeping staff remained. The military facility was inactivated on 30 Apr 1946, leaving a communications unit which inactivated on 29 Feb 1948. Today many of the former USAAF aircraft parking hardstands still exist, along with an unused NW/SE runway that was abandoned after the war, but remains in reasonable condition.

Facilities

The airport resides at an elevation of above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 14/32 with an asphalt surface measuring .

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