Lat 128°6'0" Long 1°17'0". Hate Tabako Airfield is located at Hatetabako (Tatabako, Hatitabako) on a peninsula on Halmahera Island, parallel to Lolobato Airfield. Also known as Hatetabako Airfield. Today, located in North Maluku Province (Provinsi Maluku Utara) in Indonesia.
Built by the Japanese.
American missions against Hate Tabako
September 10, 1944 - December 26, 1944
Bob Rocker adds:
"I got this photo from Jim
Kendall of the 307th BG Long Rangers he said Japanese anti-aircraft
fire was a problem every time they showed up it really pissed
the Japs off and 80th FS pilot Cy Homer got a Ki-43 Oscar kill
there in July 27 1944 McGuire got a kill there that day,
ace Ken Giroux from the 36FS got a Kill there on the 27th plus
several other members of the 80th FS and the 431FS also got Kills
that day and just a short distance away at the Galela drome the
Ace's from the 35th FS including Dick West knocked down 6 Jap
Tony's so July 27 was bad day for Japanese Army Aviation in the
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September 24, 2018