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    Namber Airfield (Namber Drome) Biak Numfor Regency | Papua Province Indonesia
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US Army July 1944

Location
Namber Airfield is located at Namber near the west coast of Noemfoor Island (Noemfoer, Noemfor). Also known as Namber Drome.

Construction
During December 1943 occupied by the Japanese. A single runway was built at this location using Formosan and Indonesian laborers and completed during 1944.

Wartime History
During early 1944 used by the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) medium bombers including Ki-21 Sally and Ki-49 Helen.

American missions against Namber
May 13, 1944 - July 8, 1944

On August 31, 1944 occupied by U. S. Army paratroopers. It was then improved and used by American forces. Several Japanese wrecks were present at the strip, including two Ki-21 Sallys and a Ki-49 Helen.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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