Koli Field is 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, Crash Strip (Koli Point) and Carney
Field (Bomber 2). Also known as Koli Airfield or Bomber 3.
This airfield was built
for the 13th Air
Force to support heavy bombers. The single strip ran approximately northeast to southwest, parallel
Field (Bomber 2) and had several taxiways off both sides of the runway. Surfaced
by bitumen with marston matting (PSP). The airfield was completed by 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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September 24, 2018