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    Sagan Airfield (Sagan III) Teluk Bintuni Regency | West Papua Province Indonesia
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5th AF July 4, 1944
Location
Lat 132° 56' 0" E Long 2° 36' 0" S. Sagan Airfield was located near Sagan (Sagun) in western New Guinea in West Papua Province (Papua Barat, West Irian Jaya) in Indonesia. Also known as "Sagan III" or "Sagan III" or "Sagan No. 3". 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 Army as a single runway measuring 4,000' x 360' as of July 4, 1944 with revetments and dispersal areas to each side. The area was defended by heavy, medium and light anti-aircraft gun emplacements.

Wartime History
Attacked by Allied aircraft starting in early July 1944 until the end of October 1944 and neutralized as an airfield. Occupied by the Japanese until the official surrender of Japan in September 1945.

American missions against Sagan
July 8, 1944 - October 31, 1944

Today
Disused as an airfield since the Pacific War.

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October 23, 2019

 

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