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USAAF October 7, 1943
USAAF October 19, 1943
USMC December 1943
USN December 27, 1943
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By October 25, 1943 the single runway was 3,600 x 150', with taxiways and revetments along the inland side of the runway. Also a road was constructed from the airfield north passing Gill's Plantation and up to Lambu Lambu Cove and Horoniu.
During August 19-28, 1943 Japanese aircraft attacked Allied forces in the Barakoma area losing a considerable number of aircraft and Allied fighters and anti-aircraft claimed about 50 attackers. None of the raids did considerable damage. The last recorded Japanese raid was January 16, 1944 when four bombs were dropped three miles wide of the airfield.
American units based
at Barakoma Airfield
F4U-1A Corsair Bureau Number 55828
P-38H "Jan II" Serial Number 42-66893
Japanese missions against Barakoma
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