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 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.
Eten was the primary Japanese fighter airfield defending Truk and based the 21st,
22nd, 25th 26th and Koku Sentani during the
Heavily bombed by the Americans during 1944 - 1945, the airfield was neutralized.
American missions against Eten Airfield
15, 1944 - June 21, 1945
Portions of the abandoned Japanese fighter
airstrip still remain, where the jungle has not reclaimed
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January 9, 2018