Param Airfield is located on the southern coast of Param Island in Chuuk State (Truk) in Federated States of Micronesia.
The Japanese built a
335' x 3,900'
airfield built during June 1943 primarily as a bomber base. 15
revetments for about 50 aircraft. There
were no repair facilities because the airfield was hastily built.
The aerodrome and anti-aircraft positions were manned by the 48th Naval
American missions against Param Airfield
November 22, 1944 - May 12, 1945
Japanese units based at Parman
958th Kokutai (F1M2 Pete) from Rabaul Jan 1944
Located on the northwest end of the island is a Japanese
aircraft graveyard along the beach for 200 yards. Wreckage of various
fighters and bombers were dumped here after being destroyed or
damaged during air attacks. Postwar, aircraft wreckage was dumped to extend the seawall and 'sqare' off the island to allow the runway to be extended.
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January 9, 2018