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|USAAF May 27, 1944
475th FG July 1944
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American missions against Mokmer
Mokmer was liberated by the US Army during late May 1944. Entrenched Japanese troops from the 222nd Infantry in the high ground and caves above the airfield delayed the use of the airfield for American aircraft. Repaired, the airfield was used by fighters and medium bombers. U. S. Army APO 920. Tower code name "Lordship".
American units based at Mokmer
Still in use today as a civilian airport known as "Frans Kaisiepo International Airport" or "Frans Kaisiepo Airport" but also remains known as Mokmer Airport. Airport codes: ICAO: WABB and IATA: BIK. The single runway is oriented 29/11 and measures 11,715' x 150' surfaced with asphalt.
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