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    Baibara Island (Beri-beri) Central Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Location
Baibara Island is a small island at the western end of Orangiere Bay located just off the southern coast of New Guinea. Also known as "Beri-beri Island". Prewar and during the Pacific War located in the Territory of Papua. Today located in Central Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Beyond to the east is the border between Central Province and Milne Bay Province.

B-25C "Salvo Sadie" 41-129??
Pilot Bender April 24, 1942 crew survived

B-24D "Lady Beverly" 41-23760
Pilot Werner November 15, 1944

Baibara Airfield
Built postwar


References
Pub. 164 Sailing Direction (Enroute) New Guinea (1994) pages 131 (map) 150 (6.41 Baibara Island)
"Baibara Island (10°22'S., 149°36'E.) lies in the W end of Orangerie Bay, 5 miles E of Port Glasgow. There is a channel for small craft between the island and the mainland. The island is uninhabited, but there are small villages abreast of it on the mainland. The island is surrounded by a reef, the NE end of which is marked by a beacon."

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Last Updated
July 6, 2020

 

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