Kornasoren Airport

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Kornasoren Airport
Numfor Airport
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator DGCA
Location Noemfoor, Schouten Islands, Indonesia.
Elevation AMSL 10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates 00°56′11.00″S 134°52′19.00″E / 0.9363889°S 134.8719444°E / -0.9363889; 134.8719444
Map
Kornasoren Airport is located in Papua
Kornasoren Airport
Kornasoren Airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 5,757 1,755 Asphalt
Source: World Aero Data [1]

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.

History[edit]

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 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 (00°56′49.77″S 134°49′29.23″E / 0.9471583°S 134.8247861°E / -0.9471583; 134.8247861) is located along the northwest shoreline of the island and was used by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) until July 1945 when it was abandoned. It has been disused since the end of the war.

Namber (01°04′21.72″S 134°49′51.57″E / 1.0727000°S 134.8309917°E / -1.0727000; 134.8309917) 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[edit]

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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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