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    Yogyakarta Airfield (Jogjakarta, Djogjakarta, Adisucipto Airport) Java Indonesia
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Japan c1942
Location
Lat 07° 47′ 17″ S Long 110° 25′ 54″ E  Yogyakarta Airfield is located at Yogyakarta (Djogjakarta) on the southern coast of Java. During World War II known as Djogjakarta Airfield or Jogjakarta Airfield to the Americans. Today, known as Adisucipto Airport, Adisucipto International Airport or Adi Sucipto Airport.

Construction
Built by Dutch using Javanese labor. Members of the U. S. Army Air Force, Far East Air Force (FEAF) 9th Bombardment Squadron mechanics also aided in the construction. Two runways were built surfaced with crushed coral.

Djogjakarta I (Jogjakarta)

One of the two strips at this airfield. Location 7° 46' 0" S / 110° 22' 0" E

Djogjakarta II (Majoewo)
Second of the strips at this airfield. Location 7° 44' 0" S / 110° 20' 0" E

Wartime History
During January-February 1942 used by the Alies during the Java campaign for bombing missions against the Japanese.

By early March, it was the last airfield under Allied control on Java and Japanese forces were within 20 miles. On March 2, 1942 before midnight, the last flight of American aircraft including five B-17s, three LB-30s departed Djogjakarta and evacuate at total of 260 men.

American units based at Jogjakarta (Djogjakarta)
7th BG, 9th BS (B-17) Singosari January 19, 1942–March 1, 1942 arrives Batchelor
7th BG, 9th BS (ground echelon) Brisbane January 19, 1942–March 1942 arrives Batchelor
7th BG, 11th BS (B-17) Singosari January 19, 1942–March 194 2arrives Batchelor
7th BG, 11th BS (ground echelon) Brisbane January 19, 1942–March 1942 arrives Batchelor
7th BG, 22nd BS (ground echelon) February 1942–March 1942 arrives Batchelor

On March 8, 1942 Yogyakarta Airfield was occupied by the Japanese. Abandoned at the airfield, they captured the wreckage of B-17E 41-2471. Soon afterwards, Japanese technical personnel from Giken (Army Aviation Technical Research Institute) arrive and this bomber was repaired and later test flown at Bandoeng Airfield (Bandung). Used by the Japanese until the end of the Pacific War and the official surrender of Japan in September 1945.

Today
Still in use today as a civilian airport. Today, known as Adisucipto International Airport, Adisucipto Airport or Adi Sucipto Airport. Airport codes: IATA: JOG, ICAO: WARJ. The two runways measure: 7,215' asphalt surfaced and 1,337' grass surfaced.

Museum Dirgantara Mandala Yogyakarta Indonesia
Angkatan Udara Republik Indonesia (AURI)
Indonesian Air Force Museum

Located on the Indonesian Air Force base. All aircraft are under cover and beautifully maintained in static condition. Their collection includes the following planes related to WWII also include a A6M Zero, Ki-43 Oscar, PBY Catalina, Grumman flying boat, P-51, AT-6, Vultee Valiant, C-47, B-25, B-26.

References
Jogja Airport (Bandar Udara Adisucipto) official website

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Last Updated
March 8, 2021

 

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