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    Malaguna Airfield (Emergency Airfield) ENB Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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IJN February 8, 1943

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5th AF Oct 12, 1943

Malaguna Airfield was located at Malaguna along the road adjacent to Simpson Harbor to the northeast is Rabaul. Also known as "Emergency Airfield". Today located in East New Britain Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Built by the Japanese as a single runway parallel to Malaguna Road.

World War II Pacific Theatre History
Used as a emergency crash strip. Storage tunnels were dug into the nearby ridge for storage.

American missions against Malaguna
January 14 - April 13, 1944

Disused as an airfield since the war. Today, it is part of the Kokopo Road, located near the present day overseas wharf. In the shortage tunnels near this airfield, airplane parts were discovered during the 1980s.

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April 7, 2020


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