October 18, 1943
Justin Taylan 2003
Located fifteen miles east of Henderson Field,
closest to the Metapona River to the east and the Naumbu
River to the west. Nearby is Koli Point.
This airfield was built
for heavy bomber operations, primarily by the 13th Air
Force. The single strip ran approximately NE to SW (parallel
Field) and had several taxiways off both sides. Surfaced
by bitumen with marston matting for
heavy aircraft and was completed in the middle of 1943.
By January 1945 the main runway was 7,200' x 150', and the runway was disused.
Disused since the war. Bomber 2 strip was
used for drying copra at the nearby plantation, and parts
strip are sill used as road, with a small church.
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