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    Fighter Strip  Territory of Wallis and Futuna
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Location
Located near the south of Halalo on Wallis Island (Uvea).

Construction
Built by US Navy Seabees built this single runway 5,000' x 200' with a coral surface, completed by late in 1942.  A catapult and arresting gear was setup near the fighter strip by late September, and ready by October 10th, but the airfield was opened on schedule so the gear was never used. Taxiways, revetments for 18 fighters and a hanger were also built.

Today
Disused since the war.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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