Located at Malaguna along the road adjacent to Simpson Harbor to the south-west of Rabaul.
Built by the Japanese parallel to the Malaguna road.
World War II Pacific Theatre History
Used as a emergency crash strip. Storage tunnels were dug into the nearby ridge for storage.
American missions against Malaguna
January 14 - April 13, 1944
Disused as an airfield since the war. Today, it is part of the Kokopo Road, located near the present
day overseas wharf. In the shortage tunnels near this airfield, airplane parts were discovered during the 1980s.
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January 9, 2018