Above: PSP is off to the right, wider area for P-38s, 4 abreast
takeoffs. Here are the P-40s at the Dobodura strip where
they would land, then taxi across our strip to get to their revetments. It
wasn't as important to coordinate the landings as the P-40s and P-38s
weren't landing at the same time.
Below: P-40s returning to PSP runway. They were based at the other
end. P-38s used the large open area.
Dobodura consisted of two strips, this one is very wide, and another
was very narrow. The wide strip was for the P-38s and the narrow was
pierced steel planking (PSP) strip serving the P-40s. We would line
up 4 abreast for take off in a scramble and the protocol was that we would
hold the airplanes on the ground until we got past the PSP because the
P-40s were taking off over our heads which made it exciting!