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General Ulpiano Paez Airport

General Ulpiano Paez Airport is a public/military joint-use airport located near Salinas, a city in the province of Santa Elena in Ecuador.


During World War II the airport was used by the United States Army Air Force Sixth Air Force defending the South American coastline and the Panama Canal against Japanese submarines. Flying units assigned to the airfield were:

25th Bombardment Squadron (Panama Canal Department), 21 Jan 1942-22 May 1943, (B-24 Liberator)

3d Bombardment Squadron (6th Bombardment Group), 23 May-11 Jun 1943, (B-17 Flying Fortress)

51st Fighter Squadron (32d Fighter Group) Dec 1942-Mar 1943 (P-40 Warhawk)


The airport resides at an elevation of above mean sea level. It has two asphalt paved runways: 13/31 measuring and 08/26 measuring .

Airlines and destinations

VIP Ecuador (Quito)

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