|Part of Thirteenth Air Force|
|Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands|
Location of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands
|Controlled by||United States Army Air Forces|
Koli Airfield also known as "Bomber 3 Field", is a former World War II airfield on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, located near Koli Point, fifteen miles east of Henderson Field, close to the Metapona River to the east and the Naumbu River to the west. The airfield was abandoned after the war and today is almost totally returned to its natural state.
History[edit | edit source]
This airfield was built for B-24 Liberator heavy bomber operations, primarily by the Thirteenth Air Force. The single strip ran approximately NE to SW (parallel to Carney Airfield) and had several taxiways off both sides. Surfaced by bitumen with metal, Marsden Matting-like material for heavy aircraft and was completed in the middle of 1943.
Units assigned were:
- 42d Bombardment Group, 6 June-20 October 1943
- 307th Bombardment Group, February 1943-28 January 1944
Disused since the war. Bomber 3 strip was used for drying Copra at the nearby plantation, and parts of the airfield are used as a road.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Maurer, Maurer (1983). Air Force Combat Units Of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
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