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    Tafuna Airfield (Tutuila, Pago Pago) Tutuila Island | American Samoa USA
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Location
Lat 14°16′46″S Long 170°42′02″W  Tafuna Airfield is located south of Pago Pago on Tutuila Island. Known as Tafuna, Tutuila or Pago Pago Airfield.

Construction
Built by the U. S. Navy (USN) as part of U.S. Naval Station Tutuila - Samoa Defense Group Area with construction began prior to the Pacific War. By March 17, 1942 the two runways were completed. Later, facilities included a large maintenance hanger were added to the airfield.

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 as a civilian airport operated by the American Samoa Government. Known as "Pago Pago International Airport" or simply "Pago Pago Airport". The airport had two runways. The first is oriented 23/05 and measures 10,000' x 150' surfaced with asphalt. The second is oriented 26/08 and mesures 3,800' x 100' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes: IATA: PPG, ICAO: NSTU, FAA LID: PPG. Served by Samoa Air and Inter Island Airwas.

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Last Updated
September 24, 2018

 

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