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    Sepinggang Airfield East Kalimantan Province | Borneo Indonesia
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USAAF c1945
Location
Lat 1° 16' 6S  Long 116° 53' 40E  Sepinggang Airfield is located to the south of Sepinggang on the southeast coast of Borneo east of Balikapan.

Construction
Built by the Dutch prewar as an airfield to support oil exploration in the Balikapan area.

Wartime History
Used by the Japanese.

American missions against Sepinggang
January 8, 194–July 9, 1945

During early July 1945, occupied by the Australian Army and quickly repaired. On July 3, 1945 the first Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Auster took off from Sepinggang Airfield. Used by the Allies until the end of the Pacific War.

Today
Still in use today "as a civilian airport. The single runway is oriented 25/07 and measures 8,185' x 148' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes: IATA: BPN, ICAO: WALL.

References
Sepinggan Airport Official Website

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October 23, 2019

 

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