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    Koli Field (Bomber 3) Guadalcanal Province Solomon Islands
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USAAF October 18, 1943

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Justin Taylan 2003
Location
Koli Field was located inland from the north coast of Guadalcanal. To the west is the Naumbu River and beyond 15 miles away is Henderson Field. To the east is the Metapona River. the north is Crash Strip (Koli Point) and beyond Carney Field (Bomber 2) and Koli Point. Also known as Koli Airfield or Bomber 3. Prewar and during the Pacific War part of the British Solomon Islands Protectorate (BSIP). Today located in Guadalcanal Province in the Solomon Islands.

Construction
During early 1943, a single runway oriented roughly northeast to southwest surfaced with bitumen and marston matting (PSP) with taxiways and revetments on each side parallel to Carney Field (Bomber 2) and Crash Strip (Koli Point). By the middle of 1943 the airfield was ready for use for heavy bomber operations. By January 1945 the main runway was 7,200' x 150', and the runway was disused.

Wartime History
Used by the 13th Air Force (13th AF) for B-24 Liberator bombing missions in the Solomon Islands.

Today
Disused since the war. The former runway was used for drying copra for the nearby copra plantation. Portions of the former runway and taxiways are still used as local roads.

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