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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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Location
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". Also known as "Moen Airfield No. 1", "Airfield No. 1" or "Moen 1". Part of the East Caroline Air Field Group. At the southern corner was Moen Seaplane Base and built by early 1944 was Moem 2 Airfield (Moen 2).

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 existed in the area also.

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

Today
The airfield is still in use, as "Chuuk Airport", airport code TKK.

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Last Updated
February 10, 2018

 

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