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The Ladd Army Airfield is a military airfield in Fairbanks, Alaska. Built in the late 1930s, it was originally known as the Fairbanks Air Base but was immediately renamed, to honor Major Arthur K. Ladd, a US Army Air Corps pilot who died in a fatal plane crash in South Carolina in 1935.

Also known as Ladd Field, the Ladd Army Airfield is also one of the first serious infrastructure expenditures of the US Government in Alaska. With a threat of war on the horizon, the government wanted to prepare, so they took a couple of steps into putting necessary precautionary measures all over the land. These things proved useful during the Second World War as it managed to serve as an experimental cold weather station and testing ground for aircraft as well as a Russian Front installation.
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