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October 18, 1943
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1944
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Justin Taylan 2003

Location
Located fifteen miles east of Henderson Field, closest to the Metapona River to the east and the Naumbu River to the west. Nearby is Koli Point.

Construction
This airfield was built for heavy bomber operations, primarily by the 13th Air Force. The single strip ran approximately NE to SW (parallel to Carney Field) and had several taxiways off both sides. Surfaced by bitumen with marston matting for heavy aircraft and was completed in the middle of 1943.

By January 1945 the main runway was 7,200' x 150', and the runway was disused.

Today
Disused since the war. Bomber 2 strip was used for drying copra at the nearby plantation, and parts of the strip are sill used as road, with a small church.

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March 31, 2017

 

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