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    Madang Province  Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Madang Province is located on the north coast of New Guinea. Borders Morobe Province to the southeast, Eastern Highlands Province, Chimbu Province (Simbu) to the south and Western Highlands Province to the southwest, East Sepik Province to the west and Bismarck Sea to the north.

Wartime History
On January 1, 1943 the Japanese Army 20th Division and 41 Divisions, along with other occupied Madang and the surround areas. The headquarters of Lt. General Hatazo Adachi, commander of Japanese 17th Army was briefly located at Madang.

Inland is Dumpu, the base from where the attack on Shaggy Ridge was launched by the Australian Army. As Japanese forces retreated from Lae over the Finnesteire Mountain towards Madang, many died of starvation and disease.

The Madang area was bypassed by American forces by their landed at Hollandia on April 22, 1944. The Australian Army 7th Division advanced along the coat and liberated Madang on April 25, 1944 and developed the area into a base area to support operations northward along the North Coast Road.

Madang Town
Madang (Madang Town)  located on the north coast bordering Madang Harbor.
Madang Harbor  boders Madang with mand small islands inside
North Coast of New Guinea
Astrolabe Bay  borders the north coast of New Guinea and Madang.
Yabob  located on the north coast of New Guinea bordering Astrolabe Bay.
Bil Bil (Bili Bili)  located on the north coast of New Guinea bordering Astrolabe Bay.
Kepler Point  located on the north coast of New Guinea bordering Astrolabe Bay.
Erima  located on the north coast of New Guinea bordering Astrolabe Bay.
Rai Coast  portion of the north coast of New Guinea borders Astrolabe Bay
Bogadjim Road (Bogadjim-Yaula Road)
Bogadjim located on the north coast of New Guinea bordering Astrolabe Bay, start of the Bogadjim Road.
Bogadjim Road (Bogadjim-Yaula Road)  built by the Japanese Army to connect Bogadjim to Yaula.
Stephansort  located on the north coast established by the Germans then abanodned.
Mindjim River (Minjeng River)  the mouth is located on the north coast of New Guinea.
Bauak  inland village connected by the Bogadjim Road.
Kwato  inland village connected by the Bogadjim Road.
Yaula  inland village connected by the Bogadjim Road.
Daumoina  inland village connected by the Bogadjim Road.
Yokopi  located to the the Finisterre Range.
Offshore Islands
Biliau Island  located in Madang Harbor north of Madang Airfield.
Jomba Island (Yomba Island)  small island east of Madang.
Bil Bil Island (Bili Bili Island)  located in Astrolabe Bay off Bil Bil (Bili Bili).
Siar Island  located off offshore Madang.

  Island off Madang Harbor, B-25 sunken wreckage
  Island north of Madang near Jais Aben Resort
  Island off north coast of New Guinea
  Located off Alexishafen, Japanese supply base
  Located off Alexishafen mission southeast of Sek Harbor
  Located off Alexishafen mission southeast of Sek Harbor
  Located off Alexishafen, Japanese supply base
  Located off Alexishafen mission southeast of Sek Harbor
 Island offshore from Madang, to the northwest
 Island to the northeast of Saidor off the north coast of New Guinea
   Alexishafen Area

Alexishafen

 Japanese airfield, anti-aircraft batteries and harbor
 Secondary Japanese airfield near Alexishafen

St Fidelis College

 Former Alexishafen mission at Alexishafen
  Located off Alexishafen

North Coast Road

 Occupied by the Japanese, liberated by Australians
 hilltop lookout to the north of Madang and south of Alexishafen
  Located to the north of Alexishafen
  Inland village to the west of Alexishafen
    Saidor Area
  Located on the coast, Saidor Airfield and base area
  Inland village used by the Japanese as an outpost
  Inland village shelled by US Army 75mm howitzers
  Located on the coast Yamai Airfield
   Inland Areas
 Australian battle inland approach in the mountains
 MIA B-24 wreck discovered in 1989
 located in the Finisterre Mountains elevation 4,038'
 Highland town that had a brief role in the war.
 Inland village
 Inland village
 Inland airfield along the Ramu River
 Inland village with aircraft wrecks.
 Inland village with aircraft wrecks.
 Inland village west of Madang
 Inland village
 Inland village
   Hansa Bay Area
 Japanese occupied base and airfields
 Volcanic cone island off Hansa Bay
 Volcanic cone island off Hansa Bay
 Volcanic cone island off Hansa Bay
 Japanese airfield and prewar strip at Hansa Bay
 Japanese airfield at Hansa Bay
 Located to the southwest of Hansa Bay
  located on the north coast of New Guinea between Bogia and Madang
  small anchorage on the north coast of New Guinea
  Located to the west of Ulingan
  Harbor on the north coast of New Guinea
  village near the north coast west of Kar Kar Island


Mountain Ranges
Finisterre Range (Finisterres)  inland mountain range mountain range located on the Huon Peninsula.
Adelbert Mountains  inland mountain range to the northwest of Madang.

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Last Updated
January 17, 2019

 

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