This airfield was originally constructed by the Japanese in 1942. It was captured by the U.S. Marines in the begin phase of the battle of Guadalcanal and expanded. The Japanese launched assault after assault to capture the airfield, but failed to seize it. Henderson Field was abandoned by the U.S. Army after the war.
The air field today:
It was renamed to Honiara International Airport in 2003. The control tower on the picture below was constructed during the Second World War.
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