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    Gusap (Susua, Goosap) Morobe Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Location
Lat 5° 58' 60S Long 146° 4' 60E  Gusap is located in the Ramu Valley at the base of the Finisterre Range in New Guinea. Also known as "Susua" or "Goosap". Prewar and during the Pacific War located in the Territory of New Guinea. Today located in Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Wartime History
On September 29, 1943 the Australian Army occupied the Gusap area.

Gusap Airfield
Built by US Army engineers, developed into major base for fighters and light bombers.

P-40N Warhawk Serial Number ?
Pilot Linder force landed December 10, 1943 roughly eight miles from Gusap

B-24J Liberator 42-109975
Pilot Rayzor crash landed April 16, 1944 "Black Sunday"

A-20G Havoc Serial Number 43-21299
Pilot Russel, crashed June 10, 1944 five miles from Gusap Airfield

A-20G Havoc Serial Number 43-9475
Pilot Boydstun crashed June 10, 1944 near Gusap Airfield

A-20G Havoc Serial Number 43-21628
Pilot Cave crashed April 1, 1945 seven miles west of Gusap

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Last Updated
March 22, 2020

 

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