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    Manokwari Airfield West Papua Province Indonesia
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5th AF c1944

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USAAF May 15 ,1944

Location
Lat 0° 53' 30S Long 134° 2' 57E  Manokwari Airfield is located to the southwest of Manokwari on the eastern end of the Vogelkop Peninsula bordering Dore Bay.

Construction
Built by the Japanese as a wartime airfield.

American missions against Manokwari
May 1, 1943 - October 24, 1944

Today
Still in use today as Manokwari Airport or Rendani Airport. Airport codes: ICAO: WASR, IATA: MKW. The single runway is oriented 35/17 and measures 6,576' x 95' surfaced with asphalt.

Bruce Fenstermaker adds:
"There are buried jeeps, trucks etc there. I spent about 3-4 days there [in mid-1990s]. If I remember when Elliott Smock went there he was not permitted to go any further than the Harbor dock because of Islamic problems. There are landing craft 3+ miles to the north west on the beach also."

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February 4, 2018

 

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