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    Wabag Airfield Enga Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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O'Dea 1938

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5th AF March 20, 1944
Location
Lat 5° 29' 29S 143° 43' 12E  Wabag Airfield is located at an elevation of 6,800' above sea level to the west of Wabag. Today located in Enga Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Construction
Built prewar with a single runway. During 1938, Ford Trimotor VH-UTB was the first aircraft to land at this location to deliver supplies for the Taylor and Black expedition.

Wartime History
During 1943–1944 used by Allied liaison planes to supply the Highlands.

Today
Still in use today as Wabag Airport. Airport code IATA: WAB.

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Last Updated
September 15, 2020

 

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