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Johnston Island Airfield, photographed from Cessna 208 N696PW on ferry flight from California, Hawaii, Majuro, Saipan, and Korea. Shot taken from 8000 feet, with photo window open. January 2009


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very nice!!
Fantastic -- That is one hell of a view!!
Jesse Carroll
You sure that's not an aircraft carrier???
Looks just like an aircraft carrier
To think I was to be stationed there. I am thankful my orders were changed I went to Japan. EXCELLENT PHOTOGRAPH.
Kris Durbin
My dad worked there as a private contractor back in the 90s when the demil station (JACADS) was still active. They sued to make the island very accommodating to contractors and those stationed there. Swimming pool, golf course, scuba lessons, racquetball courts, tennis courts, soccer field, fishing exhibitions, and a baseball field were all available on this tiny island. Nothing but dirt now.
Johnston Island was one of the U.S. Coast Guard's Loran Station during the cold war. This was home to a few skilled technicians over the years.
John Konieczny
???? Second hand war story. My parents were newly married and stationed at Oakland Naval Hospital-Treasure Island. At the end of the war. My Dad was a physician and my Mom was a nurse. The US dropped the bomb. Within days, they, my parents were given orders to immediately go to Yokuska, Japan. My mother had just placed the last curtain in their Quonset Hut. My Dad walked in with orders to immediately pack and proceed to Japan. They, my parents, boarded a B-29, sat on large military packing crates and went from SF to Hawaii and then onto Japan. Somewhere between Hawaii and Tokyo the B-29 lost a fuel pump, and one of the engines was shut down. The pilot, B-29 landed at 'Johnson Island'. The mechanic stationed at Johnson Island had gone somewhere. A note was left propped, weighted with a coconut shell. The captain of the B-29 said, 'We are not waiting on this.' And started the B-29 up on 3 engines and flew the rest of the way to Tokyo on 3 engines. As told to me by my parents over many years after the war.
John Konieczny - I'm surprised that Army Air Force B-29 pilot did that one... but I sure appreciate your true story!

There's approximately 3,364 miles (5,414 km) of Pacific Ocean between Johnston Island and Tokyo, Japan.

But of course, he didn't have a bomb load, so that had to help.

He must have been under strict orders to get your Dad and Mom to Japan "poste haste".


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