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    Kaimana Airfield (Utarom, Urarom) West Papua Province Indonesia
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August 1944

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Location
Lat 3° 35' 0" Long 133° 45' 0" Located to the south of Utarom (Urarom). Also known as Urarom Airfield or Uratom Airfield, for Utarom. Also known as Kaimana Airfield for Kaimana to the east along Kaimana Bay.

Construction
Japanese built a single runway parallel to the coast, with several taxiways and dispersal areas on the inland side of the airfield.

Wartime History
At the height of this airfield, there were 100 aviators deployed here. By the middle of 1944, this airfield was one of the last Japanese airfields still operational in New Guinea. A hill to the east of the airfield emplaced anti-aircraft guns.

American mssions against Utarom and Kaimana
March 20, 1944 - October 30, 1944

Today
Still in use today, airport code: KNG. IATA code: WASK.

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

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