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    Lorengau Airfield Manus Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

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5th AF January 1, 1943

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5th AF 1943

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5th AF January 22, 1944

Location
Located at Lorengau on the northeast coast of Manus Island parallel to Seeadler Harbor.

Construction
Occupied by the Japanese during on April 5, 1942. The Japanese constructed a single 3,500' x 375' runway was running the NNW to SSE at this location with 20 fighter revetments along the southern end and no anti-aircraft guns (as of September 23, 1943). A road connected the strip to a nearby jetty to the east towards Lorengau. Later, light and medium anti-aircraft gun batteries were establish to defend the airfield area.

World War II Pacific Theatre History
Occupied by the Japanese until early March 1944.

American missions against Lorengau
January 25, 1942 - March 12, 1944

On March 12, 1944 U. S. Army troops captured this Lorengau Airfield. Afterwards, US Army engineers evaluated the airfield and deemed it unsuited for American requirements and was never used as an Allied landing strip.

Today
Disused since the war.

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April 16, 2016

 

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March 1944

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March 19, 1944

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