Located at Mili Island. Also known as "Mille Airfield".
During late 1942, the Japanese began developing an airfield on the island, using Korean and Marshallese
force. Three crossing runways were built measuring 4750', 4550' and 4400'. Also, two
hangars and a service apron. By end of 1943 there were also
mainly of wooden construction, a wooden pier and several
repair shops. There was one radar set (range 50 miles)
on island, giving the air wing ten minutes warning of any enemy aircraft inbound.
During the war two squadrons of planes were temporarily stationed at Mili. Many were destroyed on the ground.
American missions against Mili
June 17, 1943 - August 30, 1944
Still in use for small aircraft, it is the only airfield servicing the atoll area. A large number
of plane wrecks, mainly Zeros and
Betty bombers are scattered about on the island.
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January 9, 2018