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    Bitagalip East New Britain Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
La 4° 22' 60S Long 152° 16' 60E  Bitagalip is located on the Gazelle Peninsula in East New Britain Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG). To the southwest was Tobera Airfield and to the southeast is Bitapaka (Bita Paka). Also spelled Bitagarlup incorrectly in wartime documents.

Prewar
Bitagalip Mission was established at this location.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese during January 1942 until September 1945.

P-40N Kittyhawk NZ3186
Pilot Grubb crashed January 22, 1944, remains recovered

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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