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    Bora Bora Airfield (Motu Mute)  French Polynesia
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USN 1942

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1990

Location
Located on Motu Mute Island in Bora Bora Atoll.

Construction
Built by US Navy "Seabees" and completed in early 1943.

Wartime History
Used by the 7th Air Force briefly during the war.

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."

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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