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    Bora Bora Airfield (Motu Mute)  French Polynesia
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USN 1942

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Location
Lat 16° 26' 40S Long 151° 45' 5W  Bora Bora Airfield is located on Motu Mute Island in Bora Bora Atoll in French Polynesia. Also known as Motu Mute Airfield.

Construction
Built by U. S. Navy (USN) "Seabees" during early 1943.

Wartime History
Used by the 7th Air Force briefly in 1943.

Robert Rocker adds:
"The 7th Air Force kept a Squadron of P-40's there during the war on garrison duty along with some US Navy floatplanes so the Japanese could not invade the island there is a story that one of those P-40's shot down an Emily Flying boat."

Today
Still in use today as Bora Bora Airport. The airport has two runways. The first is oriented 29/11 measures 4,921' x 72' surfaced with asphalt. The second is oriented 35/17 measures 3,000' x 140' surfaced with coral. Airport codes: ICAO: NTTB IATA: BOB. Serviced by Air Tahiti.

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Last Updated
September 24, 2018

 

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