Place: Munda Airfield


The Japanese constructed the Munda Airfield during the Second World War (q.v.), but after the war it became overgrown with secondary scrub. It was recommissioned during 1957 and approved as suitable for commercial flights from that March. The previous landing field in the Western District, at Barakoma, was closed. Air navigation aids were installed at Munda in May 1960 in preparation for extension of Protectorate air services (q.v.). (NS Oct. 1957, Feb. 1958, Feb. 1960)

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  • British Solomon Islands Protectorate (ed.), British Solomon Islands Protectorate News Sheet (NS), 1955-1975. Details