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    Bandoeng Airfield (Boea Batoe) West Java Province (Propinsi Jawa Barat) Indonesia

Lat 6° 55' 0" S Long 107° 41' 0" E. Bandoeng Airfield was located near Bandoeng in western Java. Also known as "Boea Batoe Airfield" or spelled "Bandung". Today located in West Java Province (Propinsi Jawa Barat) in Indonesia.

Built prewar by the Dutch as a civilian airfield.


Wartime History
During the early months of 1942, used by U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortresses.

On February 19, 1942 Japanese aircraft from Palembang Airfield attacked Bandoeng Airfield on their first major air raid over western Java. On the ground, they destroyed four parked bombers: B-17E 41-2493 ferried overseas by Major Francis R. Feeney, 7th BG, B-17E 41-2503, B-17E 41-2466 and LB-30 Liberator.

Occupied by the Japanese for the duration of the Pacific War.

Disused since the Pacific War.

Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944
Fortress Against The Sun page 139

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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