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    Bomber 2 Airfield (Pekoa Field) Espiritu Santo Vanuatu (New Hebrides)

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USAAF June 9, 1943

Location
Bomber 2 Airfield is located at the southeastern corner of Espiritu Santo. To the north of Segond Channel and Aore Island. To the south was Bomber 1 Airfield. Prewar this location was a coconut plantation.

Construction
Built by American forces. By June 1, 1943 the runway was 7,400' x 150' with taxiways and revetments off each side of the runway. During the war, this airfield was known as U. S. Army APO 708.

Today
Still in use today as the only active airport on Espiritu Santo. During January 2005, underwent resurfacing.

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Last Updated
February 28, 2017

 

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