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    Moemi Airfield (Mumi) West Papua Province Indonesia
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5th AF c1944
Location
Lat 1° 36' 0" Long 134° 8' 0". Moemi Airfield was located at Moemi (Noemi, Mumi) on the north coast of western New Guinea. Located to the west of the Moemi River, near Ransiki. Also known as Moemi Drome or Mumi Drome. Prewar and during the Pacific War located in Dutch New Guinea (DNG) in the Netherlands East Indies (NEI). Between 1963–1973 part of West Irian (Irian Barat) and during 1973-2002 known as Irian Jaya. Today, located in Teluk Wondama Regency (Wondama Bay Regency) in West Papua Province (Papua Barat, West Irian Jaya) in Indonesia.

Construction
Built by the Japanese as a singe runway surfaced with crushed coral.

Wartime History
Used by the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) as a military airfield. During early May 1944 unitil late October 1944 bombed by American aircraft and neutralized by bombing and strafing missions.

American missions against Moemi Airfield
May 13, 1944–October 24, 1944

References
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944

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October 23, 2019

 

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