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USAAF April 22, 1943
USAAF July 24, 1945
October 30, 1945
Justin Taylan 2000
Lat 4° 18' 33S Long 152° 0' 44E Keravat Airfield was located to the south of Keravat (Keravat Experimental Station, Keravat Government Experimental Farms) near the western coast of the Gazelle Peninsula of New Britain. To the north is Keravat Plantation, to the northeast is Tavilo Plantation, to the south is the Keravat River and Keravat. Beyond to the east is Rabaul. Wartime spelling "Kerevat Airfield", "Keravat Airfield" or "Karavat Airfield". Also known as "Tavelo Airfield". Between 1884 until September 1914 part of Deutsch Neu Guinea (German New Guinea). Prewar and during the Pacific War part of the Territory of New Guinea. Today located in East New Britain Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Keravat Plantation and Tavilo Plantation were established at this location planted with coconut palms harvesting copra. To the southeast is Keravat (Keravat Experimental Station, Keravat Government Experimental Farms).
During September 1943, the Japanese began construction of a single runway measuring 4,800' oriented roughly east in Keravat Plantation.
Kerevat Airfield had serious water drainage issues that made flight operations difficult. Due to the drainage problems, Kerevat Airfield was only used to a limited capacity for flight operations and as a crash strip.
Japanese units based at Kerevat
552 Kokutai (D3A2 Val) December 18, 1943 - January 25, 1944 Truk
Allied missions against Kerevat Airfield
June 20, 1943–May 16, 1944
Abandoned as an airfield since the war. The outline of the former runway is still visible from a distance.
Force landed and abandoned at Keravat Airfield
May 26, 1943
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