9° 4' 60S Long 143° 11' 60E Daru Island located
off the southern coast of New Guinea coast bordering the Gulf of Papua and the Torres Straits.
Small wartime airfield and seaplane anchorage used in the ferry route from Australia
S23 "Calypso" Serial
Pilot Mather sunk August 8, 1942 off the coast due to a lightning strike
B-24D Liberator Serial
Pilot Parran ditched
August 17, 1943
PBY-5 Catalina Bureau Number 08432
Lost January 6, 1944
Do you have photos or additional information to add?
August 5, 2015