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French Frigate Shoals
Airfield Id:5424
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Island Name/Chain:/Dutch East Indies
Field Type:Emergency
Long/Lat23 52' 8" N / -166 17' 9" E
Occupying force:Prior to World War II, the area had no particular strategic value. During the early part of the war, the Japanese occasionally used it to refuel seaplanes from a submarine. In one instance a seaplane raid on Pearl Harbor was refueled from this location. When they tried to do this again, after the Battle of Midway, they found that a complete Naval Air Station had been constructed by the U.S. That attack plan was canceled. The shoal was now an important emergency stopover and navigational point for aircraft flying between Hawaii and Midway. Tern Island had been enlarged from the size of a tennis court to an airfield bearing the resemblance of an aircraft carrier flight deck, 3300 feet long and 400 feet wide.
Source:http://www.radiojerry.com/frigate/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Frigate_Shoals http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=23.8689,-166.286&spn=0.1,0.1&q=23.8689,-166.286
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(above) What it looked like in 1944? 

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(above) In 1944? 

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(above) FFS is the 80's? 

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(above) FFS in the 80's? 

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