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    Tongatabu Airfield (Tonga Tabu) Tongatapu Tonga

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1942

Location
Located near Nukualofa (Nuku'alofa). Also known as "Tonga Tabu Airfield"

Construction
Built by the US Navy 1st Construction Battalion (Seabees), with assistance and labor provided by the US Army 147th Infantry.

Units based at Tongatabu
13th AF, 347th FG, 68th FS (P-39, P-40) Oct 3 - Oct 28 1942 to New Caledonia
7th AF 58th FG, 68th FS (P-40) from Amberly May 16, 1942 - late October 1943
RNZAF 15 Squadron (21 x P-40E and P-40K) October 27, 1943 - ?

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