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    Hihifo Seaplane Base  Territory of Wallis and Futuna
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C Laurent 2003

Location
Lagoon located near Halalo, to the south-west of Wallis Island (Uvea)

Construction
This lagoon proved ideal for seaplane operations, and by October 1942 the US Navy had built 150' x 2,400 taxiway area and 70' x 200 ramp. Concealed parking areas for six VPB's or PBY's were built with a camp site and 25,000 gallon aviation fuel tank. 

Wartime Usage
US Navy VS-1-D14 were based here.  By the later stages of the war when the base was disassembled, only token force remained here for emergency servicing of seaplanes, weather reporting and communications.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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