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    Borpop Airfield (Huris) New Ireland Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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USAAF May 28, 1943
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USAAF June 1943

Location
Borpop Airfield was located on the northern coast of New Ireland east of Cape Matanatamberan near Borpop (Huris). Borders Borpop and Borpop Harbor. Also known as Huris Airfield. Located 15 miles from Namatani.

Construction
Built by the Japanese in a large kunai grass area as a single runway with a large taxiway spanning the length of the runway on the western side with revetments plus a smaller taxiway at the northeastern side with revetments.

American missions against Borpop
January 21, 1944 - May 1, 1944

Today
Disused since the Pacific War. The area is overgrown with tall kunai grass and vegitation. This airfield is part of the property owned by former PNG Prime Minister, Sir Julius Chan.

Ki-61-Ia Tony Manufacture Number 195
Abandoned at the airfield, dismantled for recovery in 1974

G4M1 Betty Manufacture Number 3942
Abandoned at Borpop

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December 9, 2018

 

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