|Part of Thirteenth Air Force|
Location of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands
United States Army Air Forces|
United States Navy
Carney Airfield is a former World War II airfield on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. It is located near Koli Point about fifteen miles from Henderson Field, close to the Metapona River to the east and the Naumbu River to the west. The airfield was abandoned after the war and today is almost totally returned to its natural state.
History[edit | edit source]
Also known as Bomber 2 Field, Carney Airfield is named for Captain J.V. Carney, USNR Civil Engineer Corps who was Commanding Officer of Naval Construction Battalion 14 (SeaBees) who was killed 16 December 1942 flying aboard an SBD Dauntless.
Units assigned were:
- Headquarters, Thirteenth Air Force, 21 January-15 June 1944
- Headquarters, XIII Bomber Command, 20 August 1943-June 1944
- Headquarters, XIII Fighter Command, December 1943-15 August 1944
- 18th Fighter Group, 17 April 1943 – 23 August 1944
- 347th Fighter Group, 29 December 1943 – 15 January 1944
- 4th Reconnaissance Group, 6 May-12 December 1944
- 419th Night Fighter Squadron, 15 November 1943 – 21 August 1944
- VB-106 (PBY-4)
- VMD-254 (PBY-4)
- VB-101 (PBY-4)
- VB-102 (PBY-4)
- VB-104 (PB4Y-1)
After the war, the airfield was abandoned, and has fallen into a state of disuse.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
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