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    Malang Airfield (Boegis) East Java Province (Jawa Timur) Indonesia

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USAAF 1945

Location
Lat 7° 58' 47S Long 112° 37' 49E  Malang Airfield was located near Malang on the northern coast of eastern Java in Indonesia. Also known as "Boegis".

Construction
Built prewar by the Dutch.

Wartime History
At the start of the Pacific War, used by the U. S. Army Air Force B-17 Flying Fortresses during January to February 1942 as a base for mounting bombing missions against the Japanese.

American units based at Malang
27th BG, 91st BS (A-24) Brisbane February 18, 1942 - March 10, 1942 Brisbane

B-17E Flying Fortress 41-2459
Damaged and destroyed during the middle of January 1942.

At the end of February 1942 abandoned by the Allied. During March 1942 occupied by the Japanese until the end of the Pacific War.

Japanese units based at Malang
59th Sentai (Ki-43-II Oscars) ? - March 1943 Babo

American missions against Malang
December 20, 1943

Today
Sill in use today as Abdul Rachman Saleh Airfield with two runways. The first runway was oriented 35/17 measures 6,464' x 131' surfaced with asphalt. The second runway was oriented 35R/17L measures 4,921' x 98' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes: ICAO: WARA / IATA: MLG.

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

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