5° 37' 60S Long 145° 16' 0E Faita village is located
inland along the Ramu River. Pronounced "Fai-Ta".
During February 1944, the Australian Army 2/2 Australian Cavalry Commando Squadron was based at Faita, living in native huts and patrolling the area. During the middle of 1944, the Australian Army established a spotters station at Faita manned by Len Couchman, Cyril Beale and "Shorty" McPhail.
Allied emergency airfield used for light aircraft, abandoned since the war.
The Private War of the Spotters pages 231-233
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August 27, 2014