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    Mapanget Airfield (Manado I) Sulawesi (Celebes) Indonesia
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22nd BG c1944

Location
Lat 1° 32' 58N Long 124° 55' 33E. 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".

Construction
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

P-38L Lightning
Pilot Everhart crashed October 12, 1944

Today
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.

References
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944
Sam Ratulangi Manado - Official Website

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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