Thursday, 15 February 2018

US Navy planned seaplane base on Johnston Atoll according to the Dutch newspaper Marineblad dated 1936 no. 2

An item referred to the Proceedings dated January 1936 reporting that Johnston Island recently handed over to the US Navy department was a sand island in the Pacific pointing out of the ocean and suitable for establishing a naval air station.(1)

1. Johnston Atoll or Kalama Atoll, unincorporated territory of the USA United States Minor Outlying Island]. In 1935 started the USA with preparations for use as seaplane base and since then was Sand Island seaplane base increased. In September 1941 was started with founding the Johnston Island Air Force Base.