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Airfields in Hawai'i: Morse Field / South Cape Airport

This is a short guide to assist you in finding out information about airports and airfields in Hawai'i.


Ka Lae Military Reservation was established in 1926 under the control of the War Department. It was placed under control of the Territory in 1947. It operated as South Cape Airport until 1953, when it was closed.


Morse Field, 1948 (U.S. Navy via Hawaii State Archives)

Aerial view of Morse Field, 1948

Morse Field, 1954 (USGS)

Aerial photograph of South Point showing Morse Field