Guam Pacific Daily News
For generations, America’s Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier has endured the test of time living up to its name. Aircraft of all sorts have landed on her and gone to fight in far off wars for the safety of Americans. So why haven’t many people heard of this fabled vessel? Because America’s Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier isn’t a ship, it is the island of Guam.
Andersen Air Force Base on Guam has been home to countless aircraft over the years and essentially acts as an aircraft carrier. The term “Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier” first came to life during WWII when American forces began to capture island territories from the Japanese. Guam is actually considered American territory and its position on the map is roughly 2,000 miles closer than the next closest base in Hawaii. So if a conflict should erupt in East Asia the Air Force Base in Guam would be the ideal launching position to send aircraft.
To this day Guam holds strong as the location American aircraft deploy from when there is unrest in the Pacific. For a deeper look into the history of Guam and as a military base check out this video from Wendover Productions.