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Kornasoren Airport

Kornasoren Airport
Numfor Airport
ICAO: WABF
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator DGCA
Location Noemfoor, Schouten Islands, Indonesia.
Elevation AMSL 10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 5,757 1,755 Asphalt
Source: World Aero Data [1]
Noemfoor (Yebrurro) Airfield is located in Papua
Noemfoor (Yebrurro) Airfield
Noemfoor (Yebrurro) Airfield
Location of Noemfoor (Yebrurro) Airfield , Indonesia

Kornasoren (Noemfoor) Airport is a civil airport in Noemfoor, Schouten Islands, Indonesia. (IATA: FOO). Commercial service is provided by Merpati Nusantara Airlines and Susi Air between Manokwari and Biak.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Allied units stationed on Noemfoor 1.1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

The airfield was one of three constructed by the Japanese during their occupation of the island in 1943/1944. The US Army 158th Regimental Combat Team (RCT) (Arizona National Guard) landed on the beach and encountered stiff resistance. The 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment parachuted on Kamiri Airifled on 3 July 1944. The Japanese garrison was largely defeated after a suicidal counter-attack by the Japanese on 5 July. The island was finally secured after a month of hard fighting on 31 August 1944.

The three airfields on Nomefoor (Yebrurro, Kamiri and Namber) were used by the American forces after liberating the island. Kamari () is located along the northwest shoreline of the island and was used by the RAAF until July 1945 when it was abandoned. It has been disused since the end of the war.

Namber () is located along the southwest shoreline and was improved and used by American forces, then also abandoned after the end of the war.

Yebrurro Airfield, also used by the Americans, remained in service until the end of the war. It is still in use today as Kornasoren Airport.

Allied units stationed on Noemfoor

  • RAAF 75 Squadron (P-40) 22 July 1944
  • RAAF 76 Squadron (P-40) July 1944
  • RAAF 80 Squadron (P-40) November 1944
  • RAAF 22 Squadron (A-20) August 1944
  • RAAF 37 Squadron (Loadstar) August 1944

See also

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  • Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • www.pacificwrecks.com

External links


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