Decoy Airfield

Decoy Airfield (HM1EFR)

Location: Sandston, VA 23150 Henrico County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 28.595', W 77° 13.961'

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At this location in World War II, the 936th Camouflage Battalion constructed a decoy airfield to protect nearby Byrd Airfield, which was converted to Richmond Army Air Base in May 1943. On 2,400 acres of farmland seized by the federal government, troops cleared land and laid out fake runways matching the orientation of Byrd Airfield. The battalion constructed buildings, airplanes and artillery pieces using cut timber, canvas, plywood and other scrap material. In September 1943, soldiers of the 1896th Engineer Aviation Battalion moved into camouflaged huts at the decoy airfield. In 1955, the National Guard used the site for bombing practice.
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HM NumberHM1EFR
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Marker NumberHC-35
Year Placed2013
Placed ByCounty of Henrico
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 3:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 302578 N 4150084
Decimal Degrees37.47658333, -77.23268333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 28.595', W 77° 13.961'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 28' 35.70" N, 77° 13' 57.66" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-361 Technology Blvd, Sandston VA 23150, US
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