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    Yule Airfield Central Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Yule Airfield is located to the north of Chiria village parallel to the western coast of Yule Island, in roughly the center of the island.

Construction
During the war, a single runway was built at this location as of late 1943.

World War II Pacific Theatre History
During late 1943, RAAF Air Transport Service, 33 Squadron flew supplies and personnel aboard light aircraft including DH.84 Dragon, Avro Anson and Tiger Moths from their base at 12 Mile Drome (Berry).

Today
Still in use today for local flights. Airport code: RKU.

References
Allied Air Transport Operations South West Pacific Area in WWII, Volume 2 pages 427-428

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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