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Cape Ward Hunt is located on the north coast of New Guinea in Oro Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG). At the tip of Cape Ward Hunt is Deboin and borders Douglas Harbor. Named "Cape Ward Hunt" by Captain John Moresby in honor of George Ward Hunt, First Lord of the Admiralty (1874-1877). Offshore to the east is Mitre Rock.
In the middle of December 1942 Japanese barges landed at the Mambare River traveled past Cape Ward Hunt on their southward toward Gona and in January-February 1943 while retreating northward.
During March - April 1943 the U. S. Navy briefly used Douglas Harbor as a PT Boat Base. During April - October 1944, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) established Radar Station No. 315 at Cape Ward Hunt.
RAAF Radar Station No. 315
B-26 "Dixie" Serial Number 40-1496
B-17E Flying Fortress Serial Number 41-2435
A-20G Havoc Serial Number 42-54157
P-38G Lightning Serial Number 43-2271
P-40N Warhawk 42-104991
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