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    Borpop Airfield (Huris) New Ireland Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

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USAAF May 28, 1943
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USAAF June 1943

Location
Located on the northern coast of New Ireland near Huris (Borpop), located 15 miles from Namatani. Borders Borpop village and Borpop Harbor. Located to the east of Cape Matanatamberan. Also known as Huris Airfield.

Construction
Built by the Japanese on a large kunai grass area.

American missions against Borpop
January 21, 1944 - May 1, 1944

Today
Disused since the war. Overgrown with tall kunai grass and regrowth. This airfield is part of the property owned by former PNG Prime Minister, Sir Julius Chan.

Ki-61-Ia Tony Manufacture Number 195
Abandoned at the airfield, dismantled for recovery in 1974

G4M1 Betty Manufacture Number 3942
Abandoned at Borpop

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May 3, 2016

 

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