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5.49N) was the location of an RAF airfield
in northern Malaya, opened in October 1941. Its runway was in the process of being extended to 6000' (1830m) to accomodate B-17 bombers when war broke out in the Pacific. Lacking any radar, the field was used as an alternate field by a number of squadrons, including 62 Squadron. The airfield was evacuated and demolished on 16-17 December 1942 and occupied by the Japanese three days later.
London Gazette (1948-1-22, 1948-2-26; accessed 2011-12-17)
PacificWrecks.com (accessed 2011-12-27)
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