|Alaska World War II Army Airfields|
|Part of World War II|
|Controlled by||United States Army Air Forces|
|Garrison||Eleventh Air Force|
During World War II, Alaska was a major United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) location for personnel, aircraft, and airfields to support Lend-Lease aid for the Soviet Union. In addition, it was in Alaska that the Empire of Japan bombed and seized United States soil and as a result the USAAF was actively engaged in combat operations against them.
In addition many minor airstrips were built for emergency landings. The mission of these bases primarily was the wartime defense of Alaska and the Aleutian Islands and to support the Aleutian Islands Campaign against Japan.
- Russell, Richard A., Project Hula: Secret Soviet-American Cooperation in the War Against Japan, Washington, D.C.: Naval Historical Center, 1997, ISBN 0-945274-35-1, pp. 1, 13, 16, 35.
- James Emery, "Fighter Pilot's Miraculous WWII Story," Airdrie Echo, November 7, 2012, http://www.airdrieecho.com/2012/11/07/fighter-pilots-miraculous-wwii-story Archived 2014-09-17 at the Wayback Machine
- Larry Milbery, editor - Sixty Years: The RCAF and CF Air Command 1924-1984 (Toronto: CANAV, 1984), quoted in Murray Lundberg, "Annette Island, Alaska in World War II," http://www.explorenorth.com/library/yafeatures/bl-Annette.htm
- http://www.canadianwings.com/Archives/archivesDetail.php?The-RCAF-in-Alaska-18 "Canadian Wings: the RCAF in Alaska," taken from The Aeroplane, 5 January 1945
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
- Military Airfields in World War II - Alaska
- 11th Air Force in Alaska (Archived 2009-10-25)