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    Boram (Cape Boram) Wewak District | East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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USAAF Oct 1943

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43rd BG c1944

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RAAF Sept 12, 1945

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AWM October 17, 1945

Ray Fairfield 1966
Boram (Cape Boram) is located on the north coast of New Guinea. Borders Wewak Harbor to the west and Boram Bay to the east. Located further to the west is Mission Point and beyond Wewak (Wewak Point). To the east is Beach Boram beach a hard sand beach roughly 10' wide at high tide and 60' wide at low tide that borders Boram Bay to the north that spans from Boram (Cape Boram) to Cape Moem.

Wartime History
During December 18, 1942 occupied by the Imperial Japanese Army. Starting in early April 1943 attacked by Allied aircraft until late May 1945. By late May 1945, the Australian Army 2/8 Infantry Battalion supported by tanks advanced from the west to occupy the Boram area.

American missions against Boram
April 10, 1943–August 28, 1944

Boram Airfield (Boram Drome)
Built by the Japanese, neutralized from the air on May 22, 1945 occupied by Australian Army.

Boram Beach
Boram Beach was located to the north of Boram Plantation and Boram Airfield on the north coast of New Guinea. During late 1945, the Australian Army 2/15 Field Hospital was established on Boram Beach with tents and structures with roofs and open sides. By August 1945, Boram Beach became a rest and recuperation (R&R) area were servicemen could swim and relax. The Australian Army 2/41 Light Aid Detachment was based at this location repairing trucks and performed electrical and mechanical repairs. During October 1945, eleven Indian Prisoners Of War (POW) liberated at Marienburg recuperated at the 2/15 Field Hospital at this location.

At the end of the Pacific War, Boram Beach was a landing area for barges to load and unload troops and supplies including embarking of Australian Army soldiers as part of the priority demobilization scheme. On October 13, 1945 the first troops from the 6th Division embarked aboard HMAS Katoomba (J204/M204) departing the Wewak area.

B-25G Mitchell Serial Number 42-64889
Pilot Wieland, crashed November 27, 1943

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October 23, 2019


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