Aurora Flight Strip

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Aurora Flight Strip (1943-1946) - A World War II U.S. Army Airfield established in 1943 near Aurora, Marion County, Oregon. First named Aurora Flight Strip after the location and the type of airfield. Served as an Auxiliary Field to Portland Army Air Base. Closed after the end of WWII circa 1946.


The airfield was built by the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1943 and was known as Aurora Flight Strip. It was then a 138-acre outlying (supporting) airfield to the Portland Army Air Base. Used by military aircraft on training flights. It was closed after World War II and was turned over for state government use by the War Assets Administration (WAA).

Current Status

Now known as Aurora State Airport. Increased traffic and activity in the Salem-Portland air corridor caused an air traffic control tower to be built here in 2015.

Location: Near Aurora in Marion County, Oregon.

Maps & Images

Lat: 45.24722 Long: -122.77000

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  • Elevation: 200'

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See Also:


  • US Army Owned, Sponsored and Leased Facilities Report, AMD-1, Office of the Chief of Engineers, 31 Dec 1945, CDSG Pdf
  • Shaw, Frederick J. Ed., Locating Air Force Base Sites: History's Legacy, updated 2014, Air Force History and Museums Program, USAF, Washington DC, 2004, 268 pages


Fortification ID:

  • OR0199 - Aurora Flight Strip

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