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Location DB > United States > Michigan > Kincheloe > Kincheloe
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created by Bman505 on 6/24/2010 2:17 AM
last modified by Bman505 on 6/24/2010 3:22 AM
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Kincheloe, Michigan
United States
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After a bit of research and a few attempts to locate this it worked out.
This is the ammunition depot for the Kincheloe AFB.

During World War II, the Soo Locks were considered vital to the war efforts. An airport was planned in Kinross as early as June 1941 and construction began in 1943. The base was then designated the Kinross Auxiliary Air Field, and was to serve as a refueling stop for aircraft headed for Alaska as well as to defend the locks. However, no tactical units were assigned to the base during the war.

After the war, the city of Sault Ste. Marie, along with Capital Airlines and Trans-Canada Air Lines, leased the property and used it for commercial air service from 1945 to 1952. With the increasing tensions of the Cold War and the outbreak of the Korean War, the 4685th Air Base Squadron was assigned to the reactivated airfield in October 1952.

Kinross AFB expanded throughout the 1950s, and was renamed "Kincheloe AFB" in September 1959.

The base was a component of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and the Strategic Air Command, having its runway extended to 12,000 feet (3658 m) to accommodate fifteen B-52H bombers and ten KC-135A aerial refueling aircraft.

In December 1965, the Department of Defense announced a decision to close Kincheloe by October 1971. Its units were either deactivated or relocated by 1968; however, in May 1971, the decision to close the base was reversed and it was again a component of SAC. This was only a six-year reprieve, as the base was inactivated on September 30, 1977 as part of an ongoing Reduction in Force in the USAF

Yes it is in Michigan but not far from the USA/Canada border.
I also found out that this air field was the location for the filming of Die Hard 2 with Bruce Willis

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