Lat 8° 45' 0" S Long 115° 10' 0" E. Denpasar Airfield located at Denpasar on Bali Island. Also known as "Denpasar Field" or "Den Asar" or "Den Pasar".
Built prior to the war by the Dutch and used by the
Neatherlands East Indies Air Force (NEIAF).
During the night of February 18-19, 1942 Japanese forces landed on Bali occupying Depasar. Used by the Japanese for the duration of the Pacific war.
On February 19, 1942 unaware the airfield had been captured by the Japanese, B-17E "Monkey Bizz-Ness" 41-2417 landed at Denpasar Airfield and was fired on by Japanese machine gunnners. Realizing he was under attack, pilot McPherson immediately took off again, narrowly avoiding capture.
On February 27, 1942 G4M1 Betty bombers from the Takao Kokutai (Takao Air Group) led by Lieutenant Jiro Adachi took off from Denpasar Airfield on a
mission to bomb USS Langley (AV-3).
American missions against Bali and Denpasar
February 21, 1942–November 17, 1943
Still in use today as Officially known as Ngurah Rai Airport. Also known as Denpasar Airport or Bali International Airport. Airport codes: ICAO: WADD IATA: DPS.
Bali Airport (Ngurah Rai) Denpasar – Indonesia
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March 1, 2021