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    Jesselton Airfield (Kota Kinabalu) Sabah State | Borneo Malaysia

Location
Lat 5° 58' 60N Long 116° 4' 0E  Jesselton Airfield is located on the north coast of Borneo, south of Jesselton (Kota Kinabalu). Also known as Kota Kinabalu or Api (fire) or "Api Api".

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese for the duration of the Pacific War.

American missions against Jesselton
December 17, 1944 - July 25, 1945

Today
Still in use today as a civil airport and point of entry. Today known as Kota Kinabalu Airport. The single runway is oriented at 20/02 and measures 9,800' x 150' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes: ICAO: WBKK and IATA: BKI.

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Last Updated
February 19, 2018

 

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