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    Timoeka Airfield Mimika Regency | Papua Province Indonesia
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USAAF c1944
Location
Lat 136° 30' 0" E Long 4° 45' 0" S. Timoeka Airfield is located near Timoeka (Timuka, Timika) on the southern coast of western New Guinea. 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 Mimika Regency in Papua Province (Provinsi Papua) in Indonesia.

Construction
Built by the Japanese during the war.

Wartime History
Attacked by Allied aircraft during September 1944 until late October 1944 and neutralized. Occupied by the Japanese until the official surrender of Japan in September 1945.

American missions against Timoeka
March 18, 1943–October 16, 1944

Robert Rocker adds:
"I have a low level aerial taken by the 312th BG of the finished airstrip but the Japanese never got to fly a plane off of it as the Allies were just moving to quickly and the Japanese had to abandon the airfield."

Lockheed Hudson A16-169
Pilot Burns crashed April 3, 1943

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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