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    Cape Chater Airfield (Lautem East Airfield)  East Timor

Location
Lat 8° 20' 0" Long 126° 59' 0"  Cape Chater Airfield located near Cape Chater to the east of Lautem. Americans referred to this location as "Cape Chater Airfield".

Construction
Built by the Japanese sometime during the middle of 1943 to augment Lautem Airfield (Lautem West Airfield). Possibly, as only an emergency airfield. American aircraft repeatedly bombed this location during 1943-1944.

Wartime History
Used by the Japanese during the war. Occupied for the duration of the Pacific War.

American missions against Cape Chater
March 12, 1943 - July 17, 1944

References
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944
Thanks to Richard Dunn for additional information

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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