Gusap 2001 Retrospective

All present day photographs couresy of John Douglas

Air View 1998
Gusap Airview 1998

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Gusap Survey Map

Gusap Historical Overview
by John Douglas 4. Use of Gusap
1, Location 5. Air War at Gusap
2. Reason for Development 6. Gusap Today
3. Development 7. What's next?

John Douglas reports:
"In 2001, Gusap, eathworks wise, is intact. Two strips - grassed, 180 revetments, most aluminium salvaged, but plenty of concrete slabs, iron debris. Area only half explored though. Found 10-12 small bulldozers, all with upper engine gone. I think they are Cletracs. Also two small carryalls [I think] and a pair of jeep bodies,12 large fuel tanks [half tear drop shape-about 500-1000 gals] that must fit under the fuselage of bombers [A-20 cargo pods according to Michael Claringbould], wrecked GMCs etc. Dumpu strip is just down the road."

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Amazing recollections about Japanese phantom fly-bys, the weather, fuel tanks, and more. If you have a story or memory, photo or a family record of Gusap to add, email us

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