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    Nukualofa Harbor Seaplane Base (Tongatapu Harbor Seaplane Base) Tongatapu Tonga
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Tom McLeod 1997

Location
Nukualofa Harbor Seaplane Base was located in Nukualofa Harbor (Nuku'alofa Harbor) / Tongatapu Harbor (Tongatabu Harbor) with shore facilities at Nukualofa (Nuku'alofa) on Tongatapu (Western Tongatapu). Also known as "Tongatapu Harbor Seaplane Base". Pronounced "Nuke-ahh-lofa"

Construction
Built by the US Navy 1st Construction Battalion (Seabees), with assistance and labor provided by the U. S. Army 147th Infantry Regiment.

Wartime History
Used as a seaplane operating area for seaplanes and flying boats.

American units based at Nukualofa Harbor
VS-4-D14 (Inshore Patrol Squadron) May 10, 1942 anti-submarine patrols

References
The United States Invasion of Tonga In 1942 by Tom McLeod

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October 23, 2019

 

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