Photograph - Airfield

Maker and role
Unknown, Photographer
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Black and white copy aerial photograph of Nissan Airfield, also known as Green Island Airfield, or Nissan Island Airport. This island is the largest of the Green Island's in Papua New Guinea, and is known as Green Island, Nissan Island or Sir Charles Hardy Island. During World War Two Green Island Lagoon was used by the Japanese Navy as a seaplane operating area. In Feb 1944 Allied troops under Operation Square Peg took control of the island. Post occupation Allied troops constructed Nissan Airfield and two parallel runways, Lagoon Airfield (fighter strip); Ocean Airfield (bomber strip).

This aerial photograph shows Nissan Airfield at coordinates of 349C-OB-VDI 24" x 1800' 4/8/44 (0745) (Zone-11).
349C-OB-VDI 24" x 1800' 4/8/44 (0745) (Zone-11). Secret Printed
Physical description
1 print : black and white ; 25.5 x 50 cm
Credit Line
Unknown. Photograph - Airfield, 2002.164. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
Production place
Papua New Guinea


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