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    Bunabun Harbor Madang Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Bunabun Harbor is located on the north coast of New Guinea between Madang and Hansa Bay. Today located in Madang Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Wartime History
During 1943, Bunabun Harbor was occupied by the Japanese Army. This area was subject to Allied attacks during February - May, 1944. On May 29, 1944 occupied without opposition by the Australian Army.

Allied missions against Bunabun Harbor
February 6, 1944–May 16, 1944

B-25D "Sticky Kitty" Serial Number 42-87286
Pilot Brown crashed February 6, 1944 located 1946 into shallow water, 6 missing

Pub. 164 Sailing Direction (Enroute) pages 18, 260 (index Bunabun Harbor)
Madang by Jame Sinclair 147
"On 1 August [1943] Rev. Henkelmann accompanied a Japanese Major on a trip to Bunabun as an interpreter. He never returned, and was undoubtedly killed. The missionaries heard rumors of the execution of a captured American airmen."

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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