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    Mount Bagana (Mt. Bagana) Bougainville Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

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November 11, 1942
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USN c1943-1944
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RNZAF 1945
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Jim Watts 1972

Location
Mount Bagana is an active volcano located along the center northwest-southeast axis of Bougainville. Clearly visible as a dominating feature of the coastline from Empress Augusta Bay and Torokina. One of three major volcanoes including: Mount Balbi, Mount Takuan and Mount Bagana. Also known as "Mt. Bagana". During the war, some sources spell it "Mount Bagano".

Wartime History
AOM2c John B. Kepchia, VT-305 recalls:
"There was the wreckage of a B-25 Mitchell on Mount Baga on Bougainville, One wing was halfway in a lake, roughly halfway up on the side of mountain.

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January 8, 2014

 

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