|IATA: none – ICAO: none – FAA LID: ANG
|Owner||Republic of Palau|
|Elevation AMSL||20 ft / 6 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
|Part of the Seventh Air Force|
|Controlled by||U.S. Army Air Forces|
World War II
- See also: Battle of Angaur
The day the island was declared secured on September 20, 1944, construction of the airfield began on the eastern edge of the island. As there was no existing airfield to build on, two Army engineering battalions had to clear jungle and level the terrain to create the airfield. On 19 October 1944 the airfield with its 7,000 feet (2,100 m) runway aligned NE/SW together with taxiways and hardstands for 120 aircraft were ready for use.
The 494th Bombardment Group operating B-24J Liberator bombers arrived at Angaur on 16 October and commenced operations on 3 November. The Wing remained at Angaur until June 1945 when it moved to Yontan Airfield on Okinawa.
Facilities and aircraft
The airport resides at an estimated elevation of 20 feet (6.1 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 5/23 with a gravel surface measuring 7,000 feet (2,100 m) by 150 feet (46 m). For the 12-month period ending May 23, 1987, the airport had 1,500 air taxi aircraft operations, an average of 125 per month.
Airline and destination
- , effective 2 July 2009.
- Smith, Robert (1953). The approach to the Philippines. US Government Printing Office. p. 530.
- Building the Navy's Bases in World War II History of the Bureau of Yards and Docks and the Civil Engineer Corps 1940-1946. US Government Printing Office. 1947. p. 331.
- "Senate bids Angaur airfield for US military use". Island Times. 26 April 2010. http://www.islandtimes.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4100:senate-bids-angaur-airfield-for-us-military-use&catid=4:politics. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
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