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    Milne Bay Province  Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Milne Bay Province (MBP) is located at the eastern end of New Guinea and offshore islands in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Borders Oro Province to the northwest and Central Province to the west. The province includes the southern portion of the Solomon Sea and the Solomon Islands further to the east.

Wartime History
During August 1942, Japanese forces landed at Milne Bay but were defeated by defending Australian troops. Afterwards, Milne Bay was developed into a major Allied base area.


Milne Bay Area
Milne Bay  located on the southern tip of New Guinea
Alotau  provincial capital of Milne Bay Province borders Milne Bay

Milne Bay Off Shore Islands
China Strait  navigable strait off Milne Bay between Samurai and Sariba Islands.
Samarai Island  prewar colonial government station, seaplane base.
Sariba Island  located to the east of Samarai island borders Namoai Bay and Jenkins Bay.
Namoai Bay  borders Sariba Island used by the U. S. Navy as a seaplane operating area
Jenkins Bay  borders Sariba Island used by the U. S. Navy "SeaBees"
Basilisk Island  located to the east of Milne Bay.
Uluma Reef  located to the southeast of Milne Bay.

 Battle and Japanese tanks abandoned.
 Western end of Milne Bay, No. 1 Strip (Gurney)
 Gili Gili dock and No. 3 Strip (Turnbull) airfield.
 Inland village, No. 2 Strip
 Southern edge of Milne Bay US Navy supply depot
 Southern edge of Milne Bay US Navy hospital
 Located at the southern edge of Milne Bay, PT Boat Base Six
 Southern edge Milne Bay, Discovery Bay
 Located inland from Milne Bay southern coast
 Located on the north coast of the East Cape
 Borders Goodenough Bay and Ward Hunt Strait
 mission at Cape Vogel
Louisiade
  Archipelago
  Battle of the Coral Sea May 4-8, 1942 borders PNG and Australia
 Archipelago at center of the Battle of the Coral Sea
 Unidentified aircraft wreck
  Louisiade Archipelago, eastern most island
 Japanese sea plane base during Coral Sea Battle
 Island in the center of the Battle of the Coral Sea
  Island Group
 Used by the Allied warships
 USN PT-Boat base and RAAF Beaufort MIA discovery
 Japanese caught, developed into an Allied base
  located to the north of Fergusson Island
  located in the Amphlett Islands
 One of the first Allied bases in island hopping
 Island Group
 Largest island developed into a major Allied airbase.
 Small island to the east of Kiriwina
 Small island to the east of Kiriwina
 Small circular island to the west of Kiriwina
 Located to the west of Kawa Island
 Located to the west of Kawa Island
South
 Coast
  Located to the south-east of Milne Bay
 Located 80 miles from Milne Bay

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Last Updated
June 15, 2019

 

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