The Jakarta Post report quoted Antung Deddy, head of the Center of Environmental Readiness and Emergency Action, as saying air pollution in the area has reached "a very dangerous level."
Antung said residents must be prepared to use masks and warned that evacuations may be conducted if there is no rain in the next few days and no signs of the fires subsiding.
Antung said the haze has been concentrated in areas along the border between the provinces of Riau and North Sumatra, but the southwest monsoon surface winds also have swept it into neighboring Singapore and Malaysia.
On May 9, we flew our first fighter sweep to Sinuiju airfield in northern Korea, just south of Antung
airfield in Manchuria.
Dicing missions were the primary way to pinpoint Communist targets on both sides of the Yalu, such as Namei, Taechon, Antung, and Uiju.
One day in the summer of 1952 at Kimpo, a returning 4th FIW pilot reported Soviet IL-28 bombers on the airfield at Antung, which could mean "only one thing--an offensive strike at the airfields in South Korea, possibly followed by a ground offensive.
pilots tagged it "MiG Alley." It encompassed the triangular area from Antung along the Yalu River to Suiho and south to Sinanju (see map on p.
An F-80C pilot of the 16th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, 51st FIW, shot down a MiG of the Soviet 28th Soviet Interceptor Air Division based Antung. The next day, the Soviets shot up an RB-29 of the 91st Recon Squadron.
flew to an area just twenty-six miles from the Chinese city of Antung
in an attempt to pick up a downed British exchange pilot whose location had been reported.