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    Faita Madang Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Lat 5° 37' 60S Long 145° 16' 0E  Faita village is located inland along the Ramu River. Pronounced "Fai-Ta".

Wartime History
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.

Faita Airfield
Allied emergency airfield used for light aircraft, abandoned since the war.

References
The Private War of the Spotters pages 231-233

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Last Updated
August 13, 2014

 

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