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    Chabai Autonomous Region of Bougainville Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Location
Lat 5° 29' 50S Long 154° 43' 60E  Chabai is located on the Bonis Peninsula on the northwestern coast of Bougainville. To the northwest is Tarlena and to the southeast is Porton. Today located in Kunua Rural LLG of Northern Bougainville District in Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Prewar
Chabai Plantation was established at this location planted with coconut palms harvesting copra.

Wartime History
During early 1942, occupied by the Japanese until the middle of April 1945 when the area was occupied by the Australian Army.

American missions against Chabai
November 22, 1943 - May 15, 1944

Chabai Airfield
Japanese airfield abandoned after being bombed

B-25C Mitchell 42-32255
Pilot Schaffner crashed November 23, 1943 into the sea off Chabai

Type 89B Otsu Yi-Go Medium Tank
Abandoned June 1945 and located by Australian Army June 14, 1945

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Last Updated
June 15, 2019

 

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