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    Rota Airfield (Sinapalo Airfield) CNMI USA

Location
Located at the center of eastern Rota Island in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) in the United States of America. Also known as Sinapalo Airfield. Borders Asuzudo Point is located to the north and Aratsu Bay to the south. Today known as Benjamin Taisacan Manglona International Airport, Rota International Airport or Rota Airport.

Construction
Single runway running east to west, with taxiways and limited revetments to the north and south of the runway, and anti-aircraft defenses on the southern side of the strip.

American missions against Rota
May 21, 1944 - July 26, 1945

Today
Still in use today as a small airport renamed Benjamin Taisacan Manglona International Airport. Also known as Rota International Airport or Rota Airport. The single runway is oriented 27/09 measures 6,000' x 150' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes: ICAO: PGRO and IATA: ROP. Several Japanese aircraft engines and propellers are lined up along side the airport.

References
Commonwealth Ports Authority - Benjamin Taisacan Manglona International Airport (Rota)

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August 15, 2018

 

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