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    Tarakan Airfield (Juwata Airport) East Kalimantan Province | Borneo Indonesia
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5th AF Nov 26, 1944

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Lat 3° 19' 36N Long 117° 33' 56E  Located at Tarakan on Tarakan Island to the west of Indonesian Borneo in present day Indonesia.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese during 1942 until May 1, 1945.

Japanese units at Tarakan
Tainan Kokutai (A6M2 Zero) Tainan Jan 16, 1942 - ?

American missions against Tarakan
January 7, 1942 - June 12, 1945

On May 1, 1945 the Australian Army liberated Tarakan and Tarakan Airfield as part of Operation Oboe 1. Repaired, it was used by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraft until the end of the Pacific War.

Tarakan Airfield is still in use today as a small airport. Airport codes: ICAO: WALR IATA: TRK. Also known as Juwata Airport.

G4M1 Betty
Abandoned or shot down by anti-aircraft fire near Tarakan Airfield

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Last Updated
September 24, 2018


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