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    Old Namlea Airfield (Namlea Airport) Maluku Province Indonesia
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USAAF c1943

Location
Lat 3° 14' 0" S Long 127° 6' 0" E Old Namlea Airfield is located to the north of Namlea on the eastern coast of Boeroe Island.

Construction
Built by the Dutch prior to the war as a secondary airfield. The airfield had two parallel runways: No. 2 and No. 4, connected by two shorter runways No. 1 and No. 3.

Wartime History
Used by the Dutch and RAAF until January 1942. Occupied by the Japanese and used for the duration of the war. Defended by medium and heavy anti-aircraft guns.

American missions against Namlea
February 4, 1944 - January 3, 1945

Today
The eastern runway is still in use today as Namlea Airport. Airport coddes: ICAO: WAPR, IATA: NAM.

References
PacificAirfields - Old Namlea Airfield

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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