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    Galela Airfield (Galeia Airfield) Halmahera | North Maluku Province Indonesia
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38th BG July 27, 1944
Galela Airfield was located at Galela on the northern arm of Halmahera Island (Pulau Halmahera) in the Molucca Island Group (Molucca Islands). Also spelled Galeia Airfield. Prewar and during the Pacific War located in the Netherlands East Indies (NEI). Today located in North Maluku Province (Provinsi Maluku Utara) in Indonesia.

Built by the Japanese as a single runway surfaced with crushed coral. Afterwards, they built Wasile Airfield.

Wartime History
Used by the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF). During July 1944 until January 1945 bombed by Allied aircraft.

American missions against Galela Airfield
July 27, 1944–January 10, 1945

Disused since the war as an airfield. Today, planted as a bananna plantion owned by a Filipino company.

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Last Updated
April 19, 2021


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