Airlines and destinations
Following the Allied invasion of the Northern Solomon Islands on October 25–27, 1943, an airstrip was built on Stirling Island by the 87th Naval Construction Battalion. Stirling Airfield was then used to support a campaign to neutralize Japanese air power at Rabaul.
Also known as "Coronus Strip", the airfield was used by:
- 42d Bombardment Group, 20 January–August 1944
- 347th Fighter Group, 15 January-15 August 1944
- Special Task Air Group STAG-1 (TDR)
- VMB-413 operating PBJs
- VMD-254 operating PB4Ys
Stirling Airfield is still in use today by the Solomons Airlines.
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
- Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) . Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.
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