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    Agana Airfield (Antonio B. Won Pat Airport, Guam Airport) Guam USA
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USAAF 1945

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USN 1946

Location
Lat 13° 29' 0N Long 144° 47' 46E  Agana Airfield is located at Tamuning and Barrigada in the center of Guam Island in the Territory of Guam in the United States of America (USA). Also known as Tiyan Airfield for nearby Tiyan. Today known as Guam International Airport or Guam Airport. To the west is Agana.

Construction
After occupying Guam, the Japanese built Agana Airfield. Known as "Guamu Dai Ni" (Guam No. 2).

Wartime History
Used by Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) aircraft.

Japanese units based at Agana
343rd Kokutai (A6M5 Zeros)

After captured by American forces, it became an American base, named for General Harmon, who was missing after a flight out of Hawaii.

American units based at Agana
11th BG, 431st BS (B-24)
MAG 21 (F4U) Orote 1945

Postwar
This airfield was jointly used by the US Navy and was known as Naval Air Station Agana) and named Harmon AFB in honor of Brig General Harmon who died in a C-87 Liberator 41-24174.

Today
Known as "Guam Airport" or "Guam International Airport" as a civilian airport with two runways. The first is oriented 24L/06R measures 10,014' x 150' surfaced with asphalt. The second oriented 24R/06L measures 10,015' x 150' surfaced with Porous European Mix (PEM). Airport codes: FAA: GUM / IATA: GUM / ICAO: PGUM. Officially renamed "A. B. Won Pat International Airport" in honor of Antonio Borja Won Pat, the first delegate to the United States House of Representatives from Guam.

A6M5 Model 52 Zero 4685 Tail 43-188
Force landed June 19, 1944 salvaged 1962, restored and displayed in Japan

References
Global Security - Naval Air Station, Agana [Tiyan]
GuamAirport.com - A. B. Won Pat International Airport

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August 17, 2018

 

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