Fishermans Airfield

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Fishermans Airfield
Daugo Island Airfield
Fifth Air Force - Emblem (World War II).svg
Part of Fifth Air Force

Located near Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Fishermans Airfield is located in Papua New Guinea
Fishermans Airfield
Fishermans Airfield
Fishermans Airfield (Papua New Guinea)
Coordinates 09°30′47.64″S 147°03′02.06″E / 9.5132333°S 147.0505722°E / -9.5132333; 147.0505722
Type Military airfield
Site information
Controlled by United States Army Air Forces
Site history
Built 1944
In use 1944

Fishermans Airfield (also known as Daugo Island Airfield) is a former World War II airfield near Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. It was part of a multiple-airfield complex in the Port Moresby area, located offshore of Port Moresby. The island's name is derived from the names of the island's two villages - Dag (on the western tip) and Ugo (eastern tip). It is also known as Fisherman's Island.

The airfield on the island was built by the RAAF c. 1944 as an emergency airfield. It was abandoned and has been disused since the war.

See also[edit]

Kila Airfield (3 Mile Drome)
Wards Airfield (5 Mile Drome)
Jackson Airfield (7 Mile Drome)
Berry Airfield (12 Mile Drome)
Schwimmer Airfield (14 Mile Drome)
Durand Airfield (17 Mile Drome)
Rogers (Rarona) Airfield (30 Mile Drome)

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Air Force Historical Research Agency website http://www.afhra.af.mil/.

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