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    Balif (Bali) Maprik District | East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Lat 3° 36' 54S Long 142° 55' 25E Balif village is an inland village at 843' / 256m above sea level in New Guinea. Also known as Balif villages or Bali. Possibly, known as Amuli Nanu East during the Pacific War. Prewar and during the Pacific War located in the Territory of New Guinea. Today, located in the Maprik District of East Sepik Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG) borders the Sepik Highway road between Maprik and Dreikikir.

Wartime History
During January 1945 Japanese Army defenders occupied positions at Balif area. On January 23, 1945 bombed by RAAF Beauforts from 100 Squadron.

NAA "RAAF No. 100 Squadron Unit History Sheet - Detail of Operations 1/23/45" PDF page 411
"Contact recce Kubriuat area. Completed. Bomb Amuli Nanu East 453032. 6 Beauforts dropped 180x4 inc, 12 x 40 GP, 20 x 250 GP, 12 x 500 MC. A9-627, A9-626 collided and crashed over target area. 6400 x .303 ammo., 56 signal cartridges, 4 illuminating cart. 2 aluminum sea markers, 2 smoke puffs, 4 marine distress signals, 8 flame floats. Lost in crashed aircraft."

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Last Updated
March 22, 2020


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