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.
Built by U. S. Navy (USN) "Seabees"
during early 1943.
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
of those P-40's shot down an Emily Flying boat."
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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September 24, 2018