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    Woleai Airfield (Woleai Atoll Airport) Yap State Federated States of Micronesia
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USAAF July 8, 1944


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Location
Lat 7° 22' 35N Long 143° 54' 29E  Woleai Airfield is located on Woleai Island (Falalap) in Woleai Atoll in Yap State in the Federated States of Micronesia. Also known as Falalap Airfield.

Construction
Built by the Japanese who cleared the entire island to construct a single runway measuring 3,290' x 330' running roughly northeast to southwest. A taxiway 2,050' x 165' ran north to south.

Wartime History
Used by the Japanese as a military airfield. During April 1944 until April 1945 attacked by American aircraft. Occupied by the Japanese until the official surrender of Japan.

American missions against Woleai Airfield (Falalap)
April 1, 1944 - April 27, 1945

D3A Val
Reportedly bomb blasted on its nose

A6M Zero
Wreckage

Today
Still in use today as Woleai Airport (Woleai Atoll Airport).

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April 7, 2020

 

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