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    Samate Airfield (Semate) West Papua Province Indonesia
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April 1944

Location
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.

Construction
Built by the Japanese. Single runway near the shore.

Wartime History
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

References
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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