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    Nadzab Cemetery Morobe Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Location
Nadzab Cemetery was located at Nadzab near Nadzab Airfield in the Markham Valley of New Guinea. Also known as Nadzab War Cemetery. Today located in Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Lae War Cemetery
During late 1943, the U. S. Army established Nadzab Cemetery to bury American war dead. Included USAF Cemetery, Nadzab #1 for American pilots and air crews.

During November 1943, 1st Lt. Harry H. Dunham killed piloting L-5 Sentinel on October 23, 1943 was buried at plot 2, row 1 grave 18.

During late May 1944, the crew of F-7A "Under Exposed!" 42-73052 were buried at this location.

During early 1945, the graves in this cemetery were exhumed and transported to Finschafen for consolidation with other American burials at the American Cemetery at Finschafen.

Postwar
All these remains were transported to the Philippines for permanent burial at Manila American Cemetery or in the United States.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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