• U.S. To reclaim WWII Airfield In Pacific, Clearing Jungle By Summer

    December 21, 2023
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    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military will make "significant progress" toward reclaiming a World War II-era airfield on the Pacific island of Tinian in the upcoming months, an air force general said, part of an initiative to disperse aircraft across the Indo-Pacific region as China's missile threat continues to grow.

    The U.S. Air Force is stepping up construction at the Tinian North airfield, once used by the largest B-29 bomber fleet during World War II, and at the Tinian International airfield, Gen. Kenneth Wilsbach, commander of the Pacific Air Forces, said in an interview on Wednesday.

    "If you pay attention in the next few months, you will see significant progress, especially at Tinian North," Wilsbach said...

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