Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
    Borgen Bay West New Britain Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Lat 5° 32' 00" S Long 148° 31' 00" E  Borgen Bay is located on the north coast of New Britain to the northwest is Cape Gloucester. Prewar and during the Pacific War part of the Territory of New Guinea. Today in West New Britain Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese. Between early September 1943 until late January 1944 attacked by Allied bombers and fighters. On January 23, 1944 the 533rd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment (533rd EBSR) landed the 5th Marines at Borgen Bay.

Allied missions against Borgen Bay
September 5, 1943–January 20, 1944

P-38H "Porky II" Serial Number 42-66506
Pilot Cragg crashed December 26, 1943

Bristol Beaufighter Mark Ic Serial Number A19-33
Pilot Woodroffe crashed September 5, 1943

Contribute Information
Do you have photos or additional information to add?

Last Updated
January 9, 2021


Map Geo Names
  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram