Historic Airports

This page was started as an attempt to show some of our countries historic airports. 
The one shown below is the  The Watson Lake Airport Terminal and Hangar.
Located at Watson Lake,  Yukon, Canada
They both built in the early 1940's as part of the Northwest Staging Route
The route was developed in 1942 due to several reasons. Initially, the United States Army Air Corps 7th Ferrying Group, Ferrying Command (later Air Transport Command) at Great Falls
Army Airfield was ordered to organize and develop an air route to send assistance to Russia though northwestern Canada, across Alaska and the Bering Sea to Siberia, and eventually over to
the Eastern Front. Late in 1941, the Permanent Joint Board on Defense Canada and the United States decided in the autumn of 1940 that a string of airports should be constructed at Canadian expense between the city of Edmonton in central Alberta and the Alaska-Yukon border. Late in
1941 the Canadian government reported that rough landing fields had been completed
For more information on this route  click here and the airport click here


 
 
 

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Watson Lake Airport Terminal
Watson Lake Airport Terminal, winter view
Watson Lake Airport Terminal rear, winter view
The check-in counter as it was when the regular
passenger service was terminated
The departure lounge
Watson Lake Hangar, Front
Watson Lake Hangar, Front, winter view
A side view of the Watson Lake Hangar

 

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