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    Boela Airfield (Bula) Maluku Province (Moluccas Islands) Indonesia

Location
Lat 3° 6' 36S Long 130° 30' 36E  Located to the west of Boela (Bula) on the northeastern coast of Seram Island (Ceram Island). Also known as "Bula".

Construction
Built prewar. This airfield had two runways that diverged: Boela No. 1 running northwest to southeast and Boela No. 2 running roughly west to east

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese on March 31, 1942. Used by the Japanese for the duration of the Pacific War.

American missions against Boela
June 17, 1943 - October 25, 1944

P-38J Lightning Serial Number 44-23526
Pilot Frank crashed September 11, 1944 northeast of the runway in the revetment area

Today
Still in use today as Bula Airport. Airport code: ICAO: WAPB.

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

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January 9, 2018

 

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