Located at the southern end of the island, the runway nearly spans the width of the island. Also known as 'Penrhyn Island Airfield'.
Built by the Americans, completed in late 1942 or early 1943.
This airfield was part of the ferry route from Hawaii to Fiji. Also used by the Pacific Wing ATC (Air Transport Command) C-87s flying the "milk run"
to deliver mail and supplies until August 1944, when the run was instead covered by the US Navu.
Still in use today as the atoll's only airfield. Airport code: PYE.
Wreckage abandoned at the airfield
Armed Forces In World War II page 183-184
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January 23, 2012