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    Lolobato Airfield Halmahera | North Maluku Province Indonesia
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USAAF 1944
Location
Lat 128°6'0" Long 1°17'0"  Lolobato Airfield is located near Lolobata on a peninsula on the eastern arm of Halmahera Island in the Molucca Island Group (Molucca Islands). Also known as Lolobato Drome. Lolobato Airfield was parallel to Hate Tabaco Airfield (Hatetabaco) on a peninsula. Prewar, during the Pacific War located in the Netherlands East Indies (NEI). Today located in North Maluku Province (Provinsi Maluku Utara) in Indonesia.

Construction
Built by the Japanese as a single runway parallel to the coast with taxiways and revetments to one side. Although near Hate Tabaco Airfield (Hatetabaco) the two airfields were not interconnected.

Wartime History
Used by the Japanese as a military airfield. Attacked by Allied aircraft starting in July 1944 until the end of the Pacific War.

American missions against Lolobato
July 27, 1944–August 8, 1945

References
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944
Bob Rocker adds:
"The 80th Fighter Squadron got kills there including ace Cy Homer. A 307th Bombardment Group crew member told me every time they went to Lolobata, the Japanese got real pissed off."

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Last Updated
August 16, 2019

 

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