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    Marpi Point Airfield (North Field) Saipan | CNMI USA
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Bruce Petty 1995

Location
Marpi Point Airfield was located the northern end of the Saipan Island in the Southern Islands Municipality of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) in the United States of America (USA). To the north is Marpi Point (Cape Toro), to the south is Mount Marpi (Mt. Marpi) and to the southwest is Banadera.

Construction
Built by the Japanese as a fighter airfield with a single runway measuring 3,850' x 180'. Later, measured to be 4,380' in length.

American Usage
Occuped by American forces and repaired at the end of the world. Non-operational in December 1944.

American units based at Marpi Point
VMF 512 (F4U) October - December 1945 to San Diego

Today
The former airfield is abandoned and overgrown.

Japanese Memorial Services
Japanese relatives have burn the skeletal remains of Japanese war dead at this location in the 1980's and 1990's.

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Last Updated
August 17, 2018

 

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April 18, 1944

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December 1944
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