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    East Sepik Province (ESP)  Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Location
East Sepik Province (ESP) is located on the north coast of New Guinea. Today located in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Borders Madang Province to the east, Enga Province to the south, West Sepik Province (Sandaun Province) to the west and the Bismarck Sea to the north.

Wartime History
On December 18, 1942 Wewak was occupied by the Japanese Army and developed into a base area. On April 22, 1944 American forces bypassed Wewak with amphibious landings further west at Aitape and Hollandia (Jayapura). Afterwards, the Japanese were cut off from supplies or any hope of reinforcement or escape. During 1945, Australian Army troops landed at Dagua and advanced eastward. By May 1945 and occupied Wewak. The Japanese continuted to to fight inland until the official surrender of Japan in September 1945.

Wewak District
Wewak (Wewak Point)  located on the north coast of New Guinea provincial capital
Wewak Harbor  borders Wewak, Mission Point and Cape Boram on the north coast of New Guinea.
Dallman Harbor (West Wewak Harbor)  borders Wewak and Cape Wom on the north coast of New Guinea.
Wirui  borders Wewak Harbor to the north and Wewak to the northwest.
Mission Point  borders Wewak Harbor to the east of Wewak.
Kreer  borders Wewak Harbor to the east of Wewak and Mission Point.
Boram (Cape Boram)  borders Wewak Harbor includes Boram Airfield.
Boram Bay  borders Boram and Cape Boram.
Mission Hill (Boy's Town)  inland feature to the south of Wirui and Wewak.
Tower Hill  inland location to the south of Wewak with Japanese memorial.
Boram (Cape Boram)  located to the east of Wewak on the north coast of New Guinea.
Cape Moem (Moem)  located to the east of Wewak on the north coast of New Guinea.
Dove Bay  borders Cape Moem on the north coast of New Guinea.
Brandi  located on the north coast of New Guinea east of Boram.
Terebu (Cape Terebu)  located on the north coast of New Guinea bordering Nightingale Bay.
Nightingale Bay (Makabing Bay)  located on the north coast of New Guinea bordering Terebu.
Cape Wom (Wom)  located to the west of Wewak Cape Wom Airfield and Japanese surrender site.
Cape Pus  located to the west of Cape Wom and Wewak.
Sauri  inland village located to the south of Wewak.
Boiken (Boikin)  located on the north coast of New Guinea.
Hawain River  located on the north coast of New Guinea between Boiken and Banak.
Kovoy  located on the north coast of New Guinea.
Banak  located on the north coast of New Guinea near Boiken.
Dagua  located on the north coast of New Guinea includes Dagua Airfield (But East).
Dugau  located on the north coast of New Guinea.
But  located on the north coast of New Guinea includes But Airfield (But West).
Bai  located on the north coast of New Guinea to the east of But.
Suain  located on the north coast of New Guinea to the west of But.
Muschu Passage  located between the north coast of New Guinea and Muschu Island.
Muschu Island  large flat island located to the north of Wewak, postwar used as Japanese POW camp.
Kairiru Strait  located between Muschu Island and Kairiru Island.
Kairiru Island  large mountainous island to the north of Wewak.
Wallis Island  located on the north coast of New Guinea to the north of Dagua.
Wei Island (Vial Island)  located off the north coast of New Guinea.
Raboin Island  located to the northeast of Cape Wom.
Yuo Island (Guap)  located to the northeast of Cape Wom.
Karasau Island  small circular island located to the northeast of Cape Wom.
Unei Island (Buni Island)  small circular island northeast of Cape Wom.

Ambunti-Dreikikir District
Ambunti  inland town and district capital.
Dreikikir  located on the highway bound for Maprik.
Emul  located on the highway bound for Maprik.
Yaurang  located on the highway bound for Maprik.

Angoram District
Sepik River  one of the largest rivers in New Guinea, empties on the northern coast.
Angoram  district capital located along the Sepik River.
Marienburg (Marienberg)  first German settlement along the Sepik River.
Blupblup Island (Blup Blup Island)  located off the north coast of New Guinea.
Murik Lakes (Murik Lagoon)  located near the mouth of the Sepik River
Moim  located to the north of the Sepik River.
Timbunke  located on the northern bank of the Sepik River.
Biwat  located along the Biwat River.

Maprik District
Maprik (Kominibus)  inland town, district capital, occupied by Australians April 1945 includes Hayfield Airfield
Balif (Bali)  located on the highway between Maprik and Dreikikir.
Albinama  located to the north of the highway between Maprik and Dreikikir.

Yangoru-Saussia District
Kiarivu  inland village, last Japanese headquarters prior to the official surrender of Japan.
Yangoru  inland village near Maprik and Kiarivu.
Bima  inland village near the Sepik River
Numoirum (Numoikum)  inland village southwest of Wewak.
Japaraka  inland village roughly nine miles southwest of Wewak.

Wosera-Gawi District
Wosera  inland town and district capital of Wosera-Gawi District.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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