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RAAF Survey of Aircraft Wreckage, Papua New Guinea
This document is a table listing aircraft wrecks surveyed by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Searcher Teams in Papua New Guinea (PNG) during World War II and the late 1940s by RAAF Searcher Teams plus aircraft that remained listed as missing. Afterwards, the list was updated with additional entries into the 1960s found later. The list includes the following: number (1-754) plus later unnumbered entries, Lat/Long in degrees and decimal minutes, aircraft (branch, type, serial number) and notes. The below is a transcription of this document with links added to aircraft and locations on Pacific Wrecks. Typographic errors or incorrect information are noted in brackets.
  1. #1 | Lat 09.05 Long 147.47 | Mt. Kanevi [sic Mt. Kenevi] | RAAF Anson LT294 | Located on Mountain Range at 10,000'
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  17. #17 | 09.32-147.16 | Bootless Bay area [sic] | RAAF Beaufort A9-52 | Crashed in vicinity of Bootless Bay [sic]
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  31. #80 | 08.40-148.24 | Buna Area | RAAF Boston A29-22 | Wreckage recovered burnt out near Buna Strip
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  33. #170 | X | B-25 41-12491 |
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  35. #183 | 05.03-145.39 | Aber Village | RAAF Vultee Vengeance A27-276 | Wreckage recovered in mountains 4 miles from Aber
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  41. #189 | 08.16-148.12 | Ambasi Mission | USAC Airacobra P-39 400232 [sic P-400 BX232] | Located shot down in sea near Ambasi Mission
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  45. #193 | 08.31-147.20 | Waitape District | USAC Airacobra P-39 400147 [sic P-400 BX147] | Recovered - wreckage located 30 miles NW of Yodda
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  51. #199 | 07.52-147.42 | Bau | USAC Airacobra P-39 41-7222 | Wreckage located between Bau Village and Bau Island
  52. #200 | 05.16-146.30 | In sea | USAC Boston A-20G 43-9098 | Aircraft ditched in sea 30 miles north of Saidor
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  57. #205 | 02.19-133.37 | Bentoni Bay | USAC Boston A-20G 43-9395 | Force landed some distance from Cape Kabarisi
  58. #206 | 01.35-134.06 | Moemi | USAC Boston A-20G 43-9406 | Believed crashed in this area [Moemi area]
  59. #207 | 01.51-138.41 | Sarmi | USAC Boston A-20G 43-9465 | USAC Boston A-20G 43-9465
  60. #208 | 03.35-143.40 | Boram | USAC Boston A-20G 43-21428 | Wreckage located at end of Boram Strip
  61. #209 | 03.34-143.35 | Wewak | USAC Boston A-20G 42-86618 | Wreckage recovered near Wewak
  62. #210 | 08.39-148.17 | Popondetta | USAC C-47 41-18601 [sic C-47 41-38601] | Wreckage recovered 4 miles south of Popondetta
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  64. #287 | 06.23-146.39 | Erap River | USAC Mitchell B-25 41-26962 [sic B-25D 41-29692] | Wreckage recovered Erap and Sorop Rivers
  65. #294 | 08.15-147.54 | Buna Area | USAC Mitchell B-25C 41-12470 | wreckage recovered approximately 40 miles N.W. of [Buna area]
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  72. #315 | 05.01-145.40 | Aber | USAC Mitchell B-25G 42-64827 | Wreckage recovered near Aber Village
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  74. #323 | 05.10-145.46 | Nobonob | USAC Thunderbolt P-47D 42-22709 | Wreckage located in this area [Nobonob]
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  76. #347 | 5.43-154.41 | Kunua - Bougainville | USAC Airacobra P-39 42-20107 | Wreckage recovered near Kunua
  77. #356 | 5.20-145.17 | Musak - Ramu Valley | USAC Boston A-20G 43-21304 | wreckage recovered
  78. #357 | 5.17-145.17 | Musak | USAC B-25 Mitchell | Wreckage recovered on Sogeram River
  79. #358 | 5.15-145.19 | Wabusark | USAC Boston A-20G 43-9628 | Wreckage located near [Wabusark] village
  80. #369 | 04.30-145.25 | Ulingan | RAAF Kittyhawk A29-537 | Wreckage recovered
  81. #415 | 01.53-134.04 | Vogelkop | USAC Black Widow P-61A 42-5515 | Missing Vogelkop area
  82. #435 | 10.00-146.00 | At sea | USAC Douglas C-47A 43-16011 | Believed lost in this approximate position between Cooktown-Moresby
  83. #436
  84. #445 | 10.00-146.15 | At sea | USAC Douglas C-47A 42-934499 [sic] | Believed lost this area on route Cooktown - Moresby
  85. #446
  86. #484 | 05.31-146.09 | Yalua | USAC Lightning P38H-42-66668 | Last seen 1 1/2 miles north of Yalua
  87. #754 | 05.38-151.28 | Jacquinot Bay | RNZAF Corsair NZ5402 | Believed missing this location
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