Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
    Abisu Airfield (Vila-De-Avis, Fuiloro)  East Timor
Lat 8° 26' 37S Long 126° 59' 20E  Located to the north of Fuiloro. During the war known as Abisu Airfield. Also, Vila-De-Avis or Fuiloro.

Built prewar with two runways measuring 2,000' x 250' and 2,000' x 100'.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese during early 1942. Used by the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) bombers as a forward operating airfield. Japanese forces occupied the area until surrendering on September 11, 1945.

American missions against Abisu Airfield (Vila-De-Avis, Fuiloro)
March 12, 1943 - July 17, 1944

Still in use today as Abisu Airport. Airport code: ICAO: WPFL.

Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944
Joint Army-Navy Agreement on Defensive Communications, East Indies Area, October 5, 1943

Contribute Information
Do you have photos or additional information to add?

Last Updated
October 23, 2019


Map Fallingrain
  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram