November 11, 1942
Jim Watts 1972
Mount Bagana is an active volcano located along the center northwest-southeast axis of Bougainville. Clearly visible as a dominating feature of the coastline from Empress Augusta Bay and Torokina. One of three major volcanoes including: Mount Balbi, Mount Takuan and Mount Bagana.
Also known as "Mt. Bagana". During the war, some sources spell it "Mount Bagano".
AOM2c John B. Kepchia from VT-305 recalls:
"There was the wreckage of a B-25 Mitchell on Mount Baga on Bougainville, One wing was halfway in a lake, roughly halfway up on the side of mountain.
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May 22, 2017