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    Singosari Airfield East Java (Jawa Timur) Indonesia

Location
Singosari Airfield is located at Singosari (Singasari) near the northern coast of eastern Java. Also known as "Singosari Drome" or "Singosari Field". Today part of East Java Province (Propinsi Jawa Timur) in Indonesia.

Construction
Built prewar. The airfield had two 4,000' runways and was camouflaged from the air.

Wartime History
During the early Pacific War during the Java campaign, used by the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) between December 1942 until the end of February 1942 when the airfield was abandoned.

American units based at Singosari
19th BG, 28th BS (B-17 air echelon) Batchelor December 30, 1941 - March 4, 1942 Melbourne
19th BG, 93rd BS (B-17) Batchelor January 1, 1941 - March 1, 1942 Melbourne
19th BG, 30th BS (B-17, B-24, LB-30 air echelon) ? - March 5, 1942 Melbourne
19th BG, HQ ? - March 2, 1942 Melbourne
7th BG, 9th BS (B-17) Hickam January 13 - 19, 1942 Jogjakarta
7th BG, 11th BS (B-17) Hickam January 13 - 19, 1942 Jogjakarta
7th BG, 14th BS (B-17 air echelon) Batchelor Dec 31, 1941 - March 1, 1942 Melbourne
7th BG, 22nd BS Hickam January 13 - 19, 1941 Jogjakarta

On February 20, 1942 attacked by nine A6M2 Zeros from the Tainan Kokutai. Their strafing destroyed three bombers: B-17E 41-2455, B-17E 41-2484, B-17E 41-2488 plus two others were damaged beyond repair: B-17E 41-2478 and B-17E 41-2498.

On February 28, 1942 the two damaged bombers B-17E 41-2478 and B-17E 41-2498 plus B-17D 40-3061 were burned before the airfield was abandoned.

During early March 1942, occupied by the Japanese for the remainder of the Pacific War.

Today
Disused since the war.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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