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    Lombrum (Lombrum Point) Los Negros | Manus Province¬†Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Lat 2° 1' 60S Long 147° 22' 0E ¬†Lombrum village and Lombrum Point are located on Los Negros Island in the Admiralty Island Group (Admiralty Islands). Prewar and during the Pacific War part of the Territory of New Guinea. Today located in Manus Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Wartime History
After Los Negros was captured during March 1944, the US Navy established a massive base at Lombrum along side Seeadler Harbor. Thousands of buildings, shops and sheds were erected. At Lorengau, supply and repair facilities were created. Wharves and floating dockswere constructed in the harbor.

Lombrum Seaplane Base
After the American liberation of Los Negros in March 1944, a seaplane base seaplane ramp and repair dock were constructed with seaplane anchorage.

After the initial stages of operations, signal communications between Army, Air Corps, and Naval forces were greatly improved by the arrival of the 99th Signal Battalion at Salami on March 16. This unit took over the switchboards and was responsible for all wire communications on Los Negros until April 20. On 9 April a radio station and message center was set up at Salami Plantation by a section from the 832d Signal Service Company.

Naval Facilities
Construction begun soon after the landings, were finished by the end of the official campaign. A floating Liberty dock, a fixed Liberty dock, and a pile dock at Mokerang were ready for use. An LST pile dock was almost complete and a pipeline jetty had been built at Porlaka. Channels into the harbor were also improved and buoyed and a crib dock constructed.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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