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    Tafuna Airfield (Tutuila, Pago Pago) Tutuila Island American Samoa
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March 1942

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Location
Lat 14°16′46″S Long 170°42′02″W Located south of Pago Pago on Tutuila Island. Known as Tafuna, Tutuila or Pago Pago Airfield.

Construction
Built by the US Navy as part of U.S. Naval Station Tutuila - Samoa Defense Group Area construction began prewar. Two runways were completed on March 17, 1942. Later, airfield facilities included a large maintenance hanger.

Units based at Tutuila / Tafuna / Pago Pago
MAG-13 March 19, 1942 - ?
VMF-111 (F4F) San Diego March 19, 1943 - July 1942 Faleolo
VMO-151 (SBC-4s) May, 1942

F4F-4 Wildcat 11789
Pilot Allen crashed on take off April 14, 1943

Today
Still in use today operated by the American Samoa Government. Known as Pago Pago International Airport. Airport codes: IATA: PPG, ICAO: NSTU, FAA LID: PPG. The airport had two runways: 10,000' and 3,800' both surfaced with asphalt.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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