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    Faita Madang Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Lat 5° 37' 60S Long 145° 16' 0E  Faita village is located inland from the north coast of New Guinea along the Ramu River. Pronounced "Fai-Ta".

Today located in Madang Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Wartime History
During February 1944, the Australian Army 2/2 Australian Cavalry Commando Squadron was based at Faita, living in native huts and patrolling the area. During the middle of 1944, the Australian Army established a spotters station at Faita manned by Len Couchman, Cyril Beale and "Shorty" McPhail.

Faita Airfield
Allied emergency airfield used for light aircraft, abandoned since the war.

The Private War of the Spotters pages 231-233

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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