Lat 0° 58' 0" S Long 131° 3' 0" E Samate Airfield is located at Samate (Semate). Also known as Samate Drome or Semate. One of the most western Japanese airstrips
in New Guinea. Nearby was Jefman Airfield (Efman),
four miles across the strait.
Built by the Japanese. Single runway near the shore.
Japanese aircraft, sometimes
flown from as far away as Celebes were used to attack American
forces after they occupied Biak in May 1944.
American missions against Samate
June 16, 1944 - October 31, 1944
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944
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January 9, 2018