Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
 
    Tarakan Airfield (Juwata Airport) East Kalimantan Province | Borneo Indonesia
Click For Enlargement
5th AF Nov 26, 1944

Click For Enlargement
Morris June 28, 1945

Location
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.

Today
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

Contribute Information
Do you have photos or additional information to add?

Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

Map
Map
Fallingrain
  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
 
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Google Plus Instagram