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    Cape Saint George (Cape St. George) New Ireland Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Lat S 4° 51' E Long 152° 52'  Cape Saint George is located at the southeastern tip of New Ireland. Borders Saint Georges Channel to the west. Also known as "Cape St. George". Sometimes spelled "Cape Saint Georges" incorrectly. Today located in Konoagil Rural LLG, New Ireland Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Wartime History
During early 1942 occupied by the Japanese until the official surrender of Japan in September 1945. During the night of November 25-26, 1942 the Battle of Cape St. Georgewas fought to the east. By 1944, the Japanese Navy established a radar site defended by anti-aircraft guns at this location to provide early warning for Allied aircraft approaching from Bougainville and the Solomon Islands. During December 1943-February 1944, this location was used as a rendezvous point for Allied bombers and fighters on their way to or from targets elsewhere in New Ireland or beyond in East New Britain or Rabaul.

Allied missions against Cape Saint George and Saint Georges Channel
December 31, 1942–October 26, 1944

Battle of Cape St. George
November 25, 1943 last Naval surface action of the Solomon campaign

German Lighthouse
Built by the Germans during the colonial era (1884–1914) at the tip of Cape Saint George. Also known as the "Old German Lighthouse". Destroyed October 26, 1944 by two TDR Drones.

Type 2 Mark 1 Model 2 Radar
A single wheeled radar was situated on the top of the ridge, atop a concrete base. Strafed and bombed on several occasions by the 13th Air Force and RNZAF. Today, it still remains, the concrete is broken and the set thrown forward, its screen twisted and broken.

Twin 25mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 96 (No. 1)
Located atop the ridge near the radar. Both gun barrels are missing.

Twin 25mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 96 (No. 2)
Located on the beach along the west coast. Both gun barrels are missing

Twin 25mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 96 (No. 3)
Located on the rocky point along the west coast.

TDR-1 Attack Drone
Crashed October 26, 1944 during test against this target

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Last Updated
December 5, 2019


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