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    West Field (Gurguan Point Airfield) Tinian | CNMI USA
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USN 1945

Location
West Field is located near Gurguan Point on the west of Tinian Island. Known by the Japanese as Gurguan Point Airfield. Today located in the Southern Islands Municipality of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) in the United States of America (USA).

Construction
Built by the Japanese with two pararell runways.

Wartime History
Occupied by the U. S. and repaired and expanded for use as a base for B-29 Superfortress heavy bombers. Known to the Americans as "West Field".

American units based at West Field
58th Bombardment Wing, HQ India March 29, 1945
40th BG, HQ (B-29) Chakulia April 4, 1945
40th BG, 25th BS (B-29) Chakulia April 1, 1945
444th BG, HQ (B-29) Dudhkundi March 1, 1945
444th BG, 676th BS (B-29) Dudhkundi April 1, 1945
444th BG, 677th BS (B-29) Dudhkundi April 1, 1945
444th BG, 678th BS (B-29) Dudhkundi April 1, 1945
462nd BG, HQ (B-29) Piardoba April 4, 1945
462nd BG, 768th BS (B-29) Piardoba April 1, 1945
462nd BG, 769th BS (B-29) Piardoba April 1, 1945
462nd BG, 770th BS (B-29) Piardoba April 1, 1945

Today
This airfield is still in use today, as Tinian's only operational airfield.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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