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    Moen 1 Airfield (Harushma, Chuuk) Chuuk State (Truk) Federated States of Micronesia
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USN April 29, 1944

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Patrick Colin 1994
Location
Lat 7° 27' 43N Long 151° 50' 35E  Moen 1 Airfield is located at the northwestern tip of Moen Island in Truk Lagoon in Chuuk State (Truk) in the Federated States of Micronesia. Known to the Japanese as "Harushma Airfield" and was part of the East Caroline Air Field Group. Also known as "Moen Airfield No. 1", "Airfield No. 1" or "Moen 1". At the southern corner was Moen Seaplane Base and built by early 1944 was Moem 2 Airfield (Moen 2). Today known as Chuuk International Airport or Chuuk Airport.

Construction
Built by the Japanese during November to December 1942. Originally, the single runway measured 300' x 3,750'. Used by fighter, bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. About 80 support buildings were nearby and taxiways, 10' x 85' with square bomber revetments and a large hanger. East of the airfield was an extensive underground storage facility for ammunition and fuel. Gun positions, storage areas, barracks, shops, garages and a power plant.

American missions against Moen No. 1 Airfield (Moen 1)
March 30, 1944 - June 27, 1945

Today
Still in use today as Chuuk International Airport or Chuuk Airport, a small airport and port of entry airport. The single runway is oriented 22/04 measures 6,006' x 150' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes: ICAO: PTKK, IATA: TKK.

References
WWII Wrecks of the Truk Lagoon pages 61, 62, 63, 74, 108, 113, 118, 121-123, 127, 137, 146, 148, 150-151, 153, 155, 164, 168-169, 174, 185-187, 190-193, 207, 225, 228, 233-235, 236-237, 239-241, 246-247, 249-250, 457, 509 (index)

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September 28, 2018

 

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