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    Eten Airfield Chuuk State (Truk) Federated States of Micronesia
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February 17, 1944

Location
Eten Airfield was located on Eten Island to the southeast of Dublon (Tonoas) in Truk Lagoon in Chuuk State (Truk) in the Federated States of Micronesia. Also known as "Eten Island Airfield" or spelled "Etten" or "Etan".

Construction
Construction began in 1934 and was completed during late 1943. Single concrete runway 270' x 3,440' for all weather and lights for night operations. Support buildings for repair, Headquarters, Power Plant, radio and control tower surounded the runway. At its height 1,200 personnel lived and worked here. 40 fighters and 7 double bomber revetments were adjacent to the runway along the hillside. Major repairs were done to Dublon.

Wartime History
Eten was the primary Japanese fighter airfield defending Truk and based the 21st, 22nd, 25th 26th and Koku Sentani during the war.

Heavily bombed by the Americans during 1944 - 1945, the airfield was neutralized.

American missions against Eten Airfield
March 15, 1944 - June 21, 1945

Today
Portions of the abandoned Japanese fighter airstrip still remain, where the jungle has not reclaimed them.

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January 9, 2018

 

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