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".
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
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
Still in use today as
Bula Airport. Airport code: ICAO: WAPB.
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944
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January 9, 2018