ACE KS E5 Herington, KS
Herington Regional Airport
(lat.39° 41'41"N.,long. 96°48'29"W.)
Herington Regional Airport is a welcoming site for industrial and commercial purposes. Water, electricity, gas, sewer hook-ups & acreage are all available. Herington Regional Airport serves Herington and Morris County and is owned by the City of Herington. The All New Concrete runway extends for 4200 feet. Airport services open to public include: Aviation fuel, pilots lounge, parking, public phone, hangers, tie-downs, The facility is at an elevation of 1480 feet at a distance of about 7 miles from Herington.
SITE DESCRIPTION: The former Herington Army Airfield consisted of approximately 1,700 acres of flat prairie land lying in Morris County, Kansas. It was located seven miles east and three miles north of the city of Herington, Kansas. The site can be reached by taking Highway 56 east out of Herington, and then just west of the town of Delevan, turn north for three miles to the Formerly Used Defense Site, the area is now known as the Herington Regional Airport.
SITE HISTORY: Herington Army Air Field (AAF) was used during World War II by the Army Air Corps as a staging area for overseas deployment of heavy bombers and their crews. These bombers included B-17s, B-24S, and B-29s. Facilities at the field included runways, hangers, fuel storage tanks, barracks, administration buildings, and other related structures necessary for airfield operations. Construction started in 1942, and the field was completed over a 14 month period. In 1945 Herington AAF was deactivated and then declared surplus in 1946. All the property was eventually disposed of and became the Herington Municipal Airport. Today the former AAF serves as the Herington Regional Airport.
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