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Kenny January 1943
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US Army April 21, 1944
Justin Taylan 2005
The 116th Station Hospital (Port Moresby) was located in the Apoka Valley, near Barune, to the west of Port Moresby in New Guinea. To the south is the northern edge of Fairfax Harbor. Also known as "Port Moresby Evacuation Hospital".
Construction began on February 3, 1943 and was wholly constructed US Army 135th Medical Regiment, apart from roads and water reservoirs.
The US Army 116th Station Hospital organized at Fort Leonardwood, MO on December 20, 1942 arrived at Port Moresby on August 13, 1943 and took over from the 135th Medical Regiment on August 20. Commanding officers included: H. LeFevre, C. Sheldon, Dr. Theodore R. Failmezger and G. Hendrickson.
Facilities were located in huts and included: registration, 750 bed hospital, O & N, EMT, X-Ray, laboratory, mess halls, surgery, contagious disease, psychotherapy, psychotic compound, nurses quarters, Red Cross post, craft shop, PX, chapel and living quarters. The camp's largest street was dubbed "Main Street" and the generator area was dubbed "New Guinea Power & Lighting". The officers were quartered on a hilltop known as "Officer's Hill".
At its height, this hospital was the largest in the southern hemisphere capable of preforming any medical procedure in the United States until the 117th Station Hospital was created at Nadzab. The USO performed a show at the hospital, including a performance by actor John Wayne.
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