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    Chabai Airfield Bougainville Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Located at Chabai Plantation at Chabai, about ten miles east of Bonis.

Construction
The Japanese developed a single runway at this location in late 1943, but then abandoned after being bombed by Allies.

Tom Blackburn in VF-17 The Jolly Rogers recalls:
"The Japanese worked furiously on a new strip at Chabai south of the Buka Passage near Matchin Bay."

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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Oct 22, 1943
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