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    Zettle Airfield (Jolo Airfield) ARMM Province Philippines
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1942

Location
Located on Sulu Island near Jolo.

Construction
Built prior to the war and named "Zettle Field".

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese.

Japanese Units based at Zettle Field
Tainan Kokutai (A6M2 Zero) Tainan & Legaspi January 7 - 16, 42 Tarakan

American Missions Against Jolo
December 19, 1941 - July 28, 1945

Today
The strip is still in use today as a secondary airport, the only one in the province, airport code 'JOL' or 'RPMJ'.

In 2008, 323 million peso was allocated for a rehabilitation and expansion project for the airport, funded by the United States to expand the runway to allow Boeing 737 to land, larger terminal and facilities.

References
Thanks to Tony Feredo for additional information

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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