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    Kila Kila (3 Mile) National Capital District (NCD) Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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Halmarick Dec 29, 1943

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Justin Taylan 2003

Kila Kila is an area to the east of Port Moresby inland from the southern coast of New Guinea. Also known as "3-Mile", "Kila" or "Kila Kila Number 1". During the Pacific War, also known as "Horse Camp" for a U. S. Army cavalry unit stationed at this location.

Kila Drome (3 Mile, Kila Kila)
Prewar Port Moresby airfield, used and expanded during the war. Today abandoned.

Horse Camp
An area near Kila Kila Drome (3 Mile Drome) was known as "Horse Camp" for a U. S. Army cavalry unit stationed at this location. The name Horse Camp is still in use today.

PNG War Contributions Memorial
This memorial is located on the road above town. Four silhouettes depict the roles Papua New Guinea people played during the war: Volunteer Rifles, Carriers, Stretcher Bearers and scouts. Sadly, the memorial has been graffiti, and covered in beetle nut juice as it is near a small market where people congregate.

Bruce Hoy recalls from the 1970:
"A B-24 was at the intersection of the Taurama and Rigo Roads. Also, a B-24 behind the village on the way to Pari. When I was last there, it still had wire-wrapped 100-lb bombs lying around."

B-17E Flying Fortress Serial Number 41-2445
Pilot Freeman crashed December 2, 1942

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October 21, 2020



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