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    Daru Island Western Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Lat 9° 4' 60S Long 143° 11' 60E  Daru Island located off the southern coast of New Guinea coast bordering the Gulf of Papua and the Torres Straits.

Daru Airfield
Small wartime airfield and seaplane anchorage used in the ferry route from Australia

P-38 Lightning
Details unknown

Short S23 "Calypso" Serial Number A18-11
Pilot Mather sunk August 8, 1942 off the coast due to a lightning strike

B-24D Liberator Serial Number 42-23762
Pilot Parran ditched August 17, 1943

PBY-5 Catalina Bureau Number 08432
Lost January 6, 1944

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017


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