Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
    Karasau Island East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Karasau Island is rectangular island off the northern coast of New Guinea. To the east is Muschu Island to the northeast is Kairiru Island. To the northwest is Unei Island. To the southeast is Bogim Harbor. The western most point of the island is Win.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese Karsau Garrison Unit (Keibi). During October 1944, occupied by a small detachment of the Japanese Army 37 Machine Cannon Company with a 20mm cannon and light machine guns. On March 25, 1945 bombed by Allied aircraft, killing many local people.

Supermarine Walrus Serial Number X9559
Pilot Brown destroyed on the sea October 25, 1944

AWM Karasau Island, A54/16 northeast New Guinea, special map May 1944

Contribute Information
Do you have photos or additional information to add?

Last Updated
October 23, 2019


  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram