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    Hate Tabako Airfield (Hatetabako) Halmahera | North Maluku Province Indonesia
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USAAF 1944
Lat 128°6'0" Long 1°17'0"  Hate Tabako Airfield is located at an elevation of 3' above sea level at Hatetabako (Tatabako, Hatitabako) on a peninsula on Halmahera Island (Pulau Halmahera) in the Molucca Island Group (Molucca Islands) parallel to Lolobato Airfield. Also spelled Hatetabako 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 with taxiways.

American missions against Hate Tabako
September 10, 1944 - December 26, 1944

Robert Rocker adds:
"I got this photo from Jim Kendall of the 307th BG Long Rangers he said Japanese anti-aircraft fire was a problem every time they showed up it really pissed the Japs off and 80th FS pilot Cy Homer got a Ki-43 Oscar kill there in July 27 1944 McGuire got a kill there that day, ace Ken Giroux from the 36FS got a Kill there on the 27th plus several other members of the 80th FS and the 431FS also got Kills that day and just a short distance away at the Galela drome the Ace's from the 35th FS including Dick West knocked down 6 Jap Tony's so July 27 was bad day for Japanese Army Aviation in the Halmaheras."

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April 19, 2021



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