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Old 8th Aug 2013, 21:37
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Nope guys - think smaller island. Between Indo and PNG

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Old 9th Aug 2013, 00:41
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As in the film 'The Road To ****?'

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Old 9th Aug 2013, 11:44
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Sorry, not that chev.

The airstrip was also attacked by 78 Sqn Kittyhawks in Sep '44

Think Moluccas/Kai

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Old 9th Aug 2013, 13:33
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well certainly an enigma. google has been useless.

the kai islands consist of kai kesil and kai besar.
langgoer airfield is the only name I've found and I found a wartime aerial shot.
certainly not that airfield.

(until now I had never heard of the kai islands.)

ya got me going on this one!
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You might try Kavieng.
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kavieng is slightly the wrong shape

F-4 Lightning Aerial View of Kavieng Airfield

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I was just going on this 1943 target map.

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can't see a match with kairatoh airfield either.
...but then I havent found a photo.


lighting mate I have noticed a similarity in the layout of kavieng as well.
almost as though the same plan was the basis of a number of airfields.

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Old 9th Aug 2013, 14:12
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Agree dubble - there's a dearth of information on wartime airfields in the area: such as Langgoer. My own information, and the photo, comes from John Bennett's book High Traditions.
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got me absolutely Sir Tuft
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LM,

That's very myopic logic. A photo's a photo, no matter what its source. If knowing or owning the source of an original photo was a forum rule, what would be the point? Whilst I said there is a dearth of internet info, some does exist, especially when linked to my clues. The challenge was perfectly valid.
(And from one Pom to Another, please stop dictating -- it's tiresome)

Chaps,

The airfield was the Japanese airstrip at Faan on Kai Kecil

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I thank thee!
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(until now I had never heard of the kai islands.)
Thread drift. I have. In the early 90s I was involved in the drilling of a very expensive and spectacularly dry exploration well, offshore Kai Besar.

In Indonesian, besar means big and kecil (pronounced ketch-eel) means small. Obvious when you look at the map.

LM, relax, it's only a game. You're not dealing with a HYD 1 or HYD 2 failure!

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Old 10th Aug 2013, 16:33
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Please cut out the snide AND abuse, and stay on topic. The 'stuff' offered is not welcome here.

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Oh c'mon. A little heavy. No abuse here, and only a little picky - unless you've had a PM?
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Your opinion perhaps, cuefaye, but not mine.
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So let's move on - under the circumstances, I think it's Open House

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Open house eh?

OK, try this easy one...

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cuefay's challenge was interesting. in my days of searching I never saw mention of the airfield name Faan even once. amazing the holes in published information. a day seaching in the area of the islands and not a mention.
that's what challenges are all about though.

for John Hill's.
wouldnt happen to be an old Fokker Friendship at your museum?
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Most definitely not an F.27....
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