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    Manggar Airfield Borneo Indonesia
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October 10, 1944

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USMC c1944

Location
Located at Manggar on the eastern coast of Borneo. To the southwest is the Manggar River and ofshore is the Makassar Strait. To the west are Balikapan and Sepiinggang. Also known as Mangar or Manggarbesar.

Wartime History
Occupied and used by the Japanese to defend the Balikpapan area.

Japanese Units in Balikpapan Area
381st Kokutai (Hikotai 602) March-April, 1944

American missions against Manggar
October 10, 1944 - July 9, 1945

Liberation
Liberated by Australian forces July 1945. Several Japanese aircraft were captured at the strip.

Ki-51 Sonia Manufacture Number 2660 Tail 9311
Possibly of 7th Air Division HQ. Weave-line camo pattern

Ki-84 Frank Manufacture Number 525
Possibly of 7th Air Division HQ. Weave-line camo pattern

Ki-48 Lily Manufacture Number 2520
Center section burned out.

G4M Betty Manufacture Number 334
Broken wreckage

Today
The airfield is abandoned, and land redeveloped into an urban area.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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