Geiger Field - Spokane, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Martin 5
N 47° 36.679 W 117° 32.112
11T E 459777 N 5273240
The area of Geiger Field was known as Sunset Field before 1941, when it was purchased from the county by the War Department and renamed Geiger Field after Major Harold Geiger, an Army aviation pioneer who died in a crash in 1927.
Waymark Code: WMEQ55
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 06/25/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member snaik
Views: 1

During World War II, Geiger Field was a major training base by Second Air Force as a group training airfield for B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombardment units, with new aircraft being obtained from Boeing near Seattle. It was also used by Air Technical Service Command as an aircraft maintenance and supply depot.

Geiger was closed in late 1945 to federal service and turned over to War Assets Administration (WAA) for disposal, then transferred to Spokane County and developed into what is now known as the Spokane International Airport, a commercial airport.

The west side of the Spokane International Airport continues to serve as a Washington Air/Army National Guard base and maintains the name of Geiger Field.
Era: WW II

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