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    Amahai Airfield Maluku Province (Moluccas) Indonesia
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December 21, 1943

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Richard Leahy 1994

Location
Lat 3° 20' 53S Long 128° 55' 34E  Amahai Airfield is located on Amahai Island, to the south of Seram (Ceram). Also known as "Amahai Drome".

Waritme History
Used by the Japanese as a wartime airfield.

American missions against Amahai
December 21, 1943 - December 13, 1944

Charles Lindbergh's 'Kill'
On July 28. 1944 near Amahai Charles Lindbergh was flying as an 'observer' with the 475th FG, 433rd FS "Satan's Angles" and shot down a Ki-51 Sonia from the 73rd Independent Chutai piloted by Capt. Shimada Kenji (C. O. of 73rd) during a head on pass.

Today
This airfield is still in use today as Amahai Airport. Airport codes: ICAO: WAPA, IATA: AHI.

References
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944

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February 4, 2018

 

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