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Penrhyn Airfield is located at the southern end of Penrhyn Island in the Cook Islands. The runway nearly spans the width of the island. Also known as "Penrhyn Island Airfield" or "Robinson Field".

Built by the Americans during November 1942. A single runway was completed during late 1942 or early 1943.

Wartime Usage
Penrhyn Airfield was part of the aerial ferry route from Hawaii to Fiji and vice versa. Also used by Pacific Wing Air Transport Command (ATC) U. S. Army C-87 Liberator Express flying the "milk run" to deliver mail and supplies. During August 1944, this route was taken over by the U. S. Navy (USN.

Naming Honors
Named Robinson Field.

Still in use today as the atoll's only airfield. Airport code: PYE.

B-24D "Go Gettin' Gal" Serial Number 42-40253
Wreckage abandoned at the airfield

Armed Forces In World War II page 183-184

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May 26, 2017


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