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Korean Airfield Identification Codes during the Korean War

Compiled by Jack Barclay of Bohemia, New York

 
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    Korean Airfield ID Codes
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  • K-1 - Pusan-West Air Base
  • K-2 - Taegu Air Base
  • K-3 - Pohang Airdrome
  • K-4 - Sachon Airdrome
  • K-5 - Taejon Airdrome
  • K-6 - P’Yong Taek Airdrome
  • K-7 - Kwangju Airdrome
  • K-8 - Kunsan Air Base
  • K-9 - Pusan-East air Base
  • K-10 – Chinhae Air Base
  • K-11 – Ulsan Airdrome
  • K-12 – Marigun Airdrome
  • K-13 – Suwon Air Base
  • K-14 – Kimpo Air Base
  • K-15 – Mokp’o Airdrome
  • K-16 – Seoul Air Base
  • K-17 – Ongjin Airdrome (North Korea)
  • K-18 – Kangnung Airdrome
  • K-19 – Haeju Airdrome (North Korea)
  • K-20 – Sinmak Airdrome (North Korea)
  • K-21 – P’yonggang Airdrome (North Korea)
  • K-22 – Onjong-Ni Airdrome (North Korea)
  • K-23 – P’yongyang Airdrome (North Korea)
  • K-24 – P’youngyang East Airdrome (North Korea)
  • K-25 – Wonsan Airbase (North Korea)
  • K-26 – Songdok Airdrome (North Korea)
  • K-27 – Yonpo Airdrome (North Korea)
  • K-28 – Hamhung West Airdrome (North Korea)
  • K-29 - Sinanju Airdome (North Korea)
  • K-30 – Sinuiju Airdrome (North Korea)
  • K-31 – Kiichu Airdrome (Kisschu) (North Korea)
  • K-32 – Oesichon-Dong Airdrome (North Korea)
  • K-33 – Hoemun Airdrome (North Korea)
  • K-34 – Ch’ongjin Airdrome (Seishin) (North Korea)
  • K-35 – Hoeryong Airdrome (North Korea)
  • K-36 – Kanggye #2 Airdrome (North Korea)
  • K-37 – Taegu West Air Base
  • K-38 – Wonju Airdrome
  • K-39 – Cheju-do Airdrome
  • K-40 – Cheju-do Airdrome
  • K-41 – Ch’ungju Airdrome
  • K-42 – Andong Airdrome
  • K-43 – Kyongju Airdrome
  • K-44 – Changhowon-Ni Airdrome
  • K-45 – Yoju Airdrome
  • K-46 – Hoengsong Airdrome
  • K-47 – Ch’unch’on Airdrome
  • K-48 – Iri Airdrome
  • K-49 – Seoul East Airdrome
  • K-50 – Sokcho-Ri Airdrome (North Korea)
  • K-51 – Inje Airdrome
  • K-52 – Yanggu Airdrome (North Korea)
  • K-53 – Airfield not finished or built (*See Note Below)
  • K-54 – Airfield not finished or built
  • K-55 – Osan-ni Air Base
  • K-56 – Airfield not finished or built
  • K-57 – Kwang’ju Air Base

*Message from Bob Askew (11/26/2012)

In looking over your KWE website I noted the listing of "K Sites" or Korean War identifiers. The entry for K-53 indicates "airfield not built".  While that is true, the airfield was not built, however the K-53 site is Pyang-Yang-Do or Paeng-Yang-Do or PY-Do to those of us who were assigned to this small island in the Yellow Sea just about on the 38th Parallel about four miles off the North Korean coast.

I was assigned to the United States Air force Security Service (now known as the USAF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency) assigned to K-55 (Osan AB) in 1958 and was reassigned to K-53, the island of PY-Do in January 1959. I was there until the USAF decided to close down the operation and turn over to the Korean Air Force. At that time there was also an Army Security Agency unit on the island.

This information may well not be of interest to the history of the Korean War period (1950-1953) but does clarify where K-53 was in 1958-59.

 

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