Sansapor Airfield

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Sansapor Airfield
Part of Fifth Air Force
Located in West Irian Jaya Province, Indonesia
Coordinates 00°25′05.71″S 132°11′32.50″E / 0.4182528°S 132.1923611°E / -0.4182528; 132.1923611
Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1944
In use 1944-1945
Sansapor Airfield is located in Papua
Sansapor Airfield
Sansapor Airfield
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Sansapor Airfield, Indonesia

Sansapor Airfield (also known as Mar Airfield) is a former World War II airfield located in the village of Mar, in West Irian Jaya Province, Indonesia. The airfield was abandoned after the war and today is almost totally returned to its natural state.

History[edit]

The US Army landed unopposed in the area on 31 July 1944. the airfield was built soon after the landing as a forward operational facility.

USAAF units assigned to Sansapor[edit]

Headquarters, 69th, 75th, 100th, 390th Bombardment Squadrons, B-25 Mitchell

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References[edit]

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

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