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    Lhoknga Airfield Ache Province Indonesia

Location
Lhoknga Airfield is located at Lhoknga in Ache Province on the northwestern tip of Sumatra Island. Also known as Lho'nga or Lho'gna.

Construction
Built prewar by the Dutch.

Wartime History
Used by the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as an emergency airfield. On January 15, 1942 five B-17s landed at Lhoknga Airfield returning from a mission against against Sungei Patani Airfield in Malaysia. After being refueled and repaired, they returned to Malang Airfield on Java.

References
Fortress Against The Sun page 103

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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