Lat 1° 32' 58N Long 124° 55' 33E Mapanget Airfield is located 7.4 kiliometers west of Mapanget and thirteen kilometers northeast of Manado (Menado) on the eastern arm of the Sulawesi (Celebes). Also known as "Manado Airfield" or "Manado I".
Built by the Japanese, this single runway, had a taxiway with ravetments to the side.
American missions against Mapanget
(FEAF) September 9, 1944 - July 14, 1944
Japanese units based at Menado
248th Sentai (Ki-43) from Hollandia, three aircraft, one
servicable April 25, 1944
Pilot Everhart crashed October 12, 1944
Still in use today as "Sam Ratulangi International Airport" or "Bandara International Airport" or "Manado International Airport". Airport codes: ICAO: WAMM and IATA: MDC. The single runway measures 8,691' x 148' surfaced by asphalt orientated 36/18.
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944
Sam Ratulangi Manado - Official Website
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May 29, 2019