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    Namlea Airfield (Buroe, Buru) Maluku Province Indonesia
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90th BG May 29, 1943

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5th AF c1943

Location
Lat 3° 15' 0" S Long 127° 5' 0" E  Located at Namlea, inland from Cape Namlea and Cape Karbou on the eastern coast of Boeroe Island. Also known as "Buru Airfield" or "Buroe Airfield".

Construction
Built by the Dutch prior to the war as a secondary field built by the Dutch.

Wartime History
Until January 1942 Namlea Airfield was used by the Dutch and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Occupied by the Japanese and used for the remainder of the Pacific War.

American missions against Namlea
May 29, 1943 - January 3, 1945

Today
Disused since the war, the former airfield is developed as part of Namlea.

References
Thanks to Lou Dorny / The Baltic Group Archive for information.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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