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    Faleolo Airfield Upolu Island Samoa (Western Samoa)

Location
Lat 13°49′47″S Long 172°00′30″W  Located 25 miles west of Apia on Upolu Island in Samoa (Western Samoa).

Construction
Built by US Navy SeaBees, as an extension of U.S. Naval Station Tutuila and the Samoa Defense Group Area to protect Upolu and Savai'i. Completed during July 1942 the main runway was 4,000' x 200' and later extended to 6,000' x 350' during March 1943 with taxiways, support buildings and two hangers.

American units based at Faleolo
VMF-111 (F4F) Tafuna (Pago Pago) July 1942

Today
Still in use today, known as Faleolo International Airport servicing Apia. Airport codes: (ATA: APW, ICAO: NSFA.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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