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    Kainantu Airfield Eastern Highlands Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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James Sinclair 1971

Lat 6° 16' 60S Long 145° 52' 0E  Located at at Kainantu.

During the late 1930s, a runway was built at this location.

World War II Pacific Theatre History
As of mid-1942 the single airstrip was 900 x 85 x 550 yards, with a five foot drop in the center of runway. Reported as soft after rain, approaches fair (trees and hills), Facilities included two houses and native houses.  Medical Assistant Fowler and W.O. Boyan (male nurse).

Still in use today.

Notes about New Guinea airfields, recorded circa May - July, 1942 by Oliver C. Doan via Jean Doan research Edward Rogers
Madang page 139
Thanks to John Douglas for additional information

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September 24, 2018


July 1943


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