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    Tafuna Airfield (Tutuila, Pago Pago) Tutuila Island | American Samoa USA
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USMC March 1942

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Lat 14°16′46″S Long 170°42′02″W  Tafuna Airfield is located south of Pago Pago on Tutuila Island. Known as Tafuna, Tutuila or Pago Pago Airfield.

Prior to the Pacific War, the U.S. Navy (USN) began building an airfield at this location as part of U.S. Naval Station Tutuila - Samoa Defense Group Area. By March 17, 1942 two runways were completed with expansion and improvement ongoing. Later, facilities a large maintenance hanger was added.

American units based at Tutuila / Tafuna / Pago Pago
MAG-13 arrives March 19, 1942
VMF-111 (F4F) San Diego arrives March 19, 1943–July 1942 departs Faleolo
VMO-151 (SBC-4s) May, 1942

F4F-4 Wildcat 11789
Pilot Allen crashed on take off April 14, 1943

Still in use today as a civilian airport operated by the American Samoa Government. Known as "Pago Pago International Airport" or simply "Pago Pago Airport". The airport had two runways. The first is oriented 23/05 and measures 10,000' x 150' surfaced with asphalt. The second is oriented 26/08 and mesures 3,800' x 100' surfaced with asphalt. Airport codes: IATA: PPG, ICAO: NSTU, FAA LID: PPG. Served by Samoa Air and Inter Island Airwas.

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Last Updated
April 19, 2021


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