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    Abisu Airfield (Vila-De-Avis, Fuiloro) Lautem Municipality East Timor
Location
Lat 8° 26' 37S Long 126° 59' 20E  Abisu Airfield is located to the north of Fuiloro in East Timor on Timor Island. During the Pacific War, known as Abisu Airfield. Also known as Vila-De-Avis or Fuiloro. Prewar and during World War II part of Portuguese Timor. Still in use today as Abisu Airport in Lautem Municipality in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (East Timor).

Construction
Built prewar with two runways measuring 2,000' x 250' and 2,000' x 100'.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese during early 1942. Used by the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) bombers as a forward operating airfield. Japanese forces occupied the area until surrendering on September 11, 1945.

American missions against Abisu Airfield (Vila-De-Avis, Fuiloro)
March 12, 1943 - July 17, 1944

Today
Still in use today as Abisu Airport. Airport code: ICAO: WPFL.

References
Index to Air Bases - Research Report No. 85, I.G. No 9185 - July 30, 1944
Joint Army-Navy Agreement on Defensive Communications, East Indies Area, October 5, 1943

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Last Updated
September 28, 2020

 

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