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Milne Bay Province (MBP) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) includes the eastern end of New Guinea and offshore islands and reefs. Borders Oro Province to the northwest and Central Province to the west. The province includes the southern portion of the Solomon Sea and to the east is the international border with the Solomon Islands. Prewar and during the Pacific War part of the Territory of Papua.
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.
Rabi (Rabe) located between Turnbull Airfield (No. 3 Strip) and Koebule Mission (KB Mission).
Ladava located at the western edge of Milne Bay near Gurney Airfield.
Gili Gili (Gill Gill) borders Milne Bay dock area east of Ladava and Turnbull Airfield
Gamadodo located on the southeast coast of Milne Bay.
Waigani located inland from Milne Bay and No. 2 Strip.
Konibirrubirru located inland from 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.
Cape Vogel Area
Cape Vogel borders Goodenough Bay and Ward Hunt Strait.
Goodenough Bay borders the north coast of New Guinea.
Bogo Bogo Bogo Bogo is located on the northern tip of Cape Vogel.
Baniara located on the north coast of New Guinea bordering Goodenough Bay.
Hilimoi located on the southern edge of Milne Bay site of a U. S. Navy hospital.
Kana Kopa located on the southern edge of Milne Bay site of PT Boat Advance Base Six (Kana Kopa).
Waga Waga located on the southern edge of Milne Bay bordering Discovery Bay.
Taupota (Taupota) located on the southern edge of Milne Bay.
Goodenough Bay borders the north coast of New Guinea to Cape Vogel.
Cape Frere located on the north coast of New Guinea.
Fife Bay District
Fife Bay located on the southern coast of New Guinea.
Mullins Harbor located on the southern coast of New Guinea.
Orangerie Bay located on the south coast of New Guinea.
Louisiade Archipelago (Louisiades)
Coral Sea borders New Guinea and Australia, Battle of the Coral Sea May 4-8, 1942.
Jomard Passage (Jomard Channel, Jomard Entrance) located to the south of the Louisiade Archipelago.
Rossel Island (Yela) eastern most island in the Louisiade Archipelago.
Sudest Island (Tagula, Vanatinai) largest is Louisiade Archipelago.
Misima Island located to the northeast of the Deboyne Islands.
Deboyne Island Group (Deboyne Islands)
Deboyne Lagoon located at the center of the Deboyne Islands.
Panapompom Island large island in the middle of Deboyne Lagoon.
Nivani Island located in Deboyne Lagoon with prewar copra plantation.
Panaeati Island (Panniet) located at the northern edge of Deboyne Lagoon.
Panuwaiyayapuna Island small island in the Deboyne Islands.
D'Entrecasteaux Island Group (D'Entrecasteaux Islands)
Goodenough Island located in the D'Entrecasteaux Islands, large mountainous island to the northwest.
Fergusson located in the D'Entrecasteaux Islands at the center.
Normanby Island located in the D'Entrecasteaux Islands to the southeast.
Amphlett Island Group (Amphlett Islands)
Urasi Island (Gumawana) located in the Amphlett Islands.
Woodlark Island largest island in the Woodlark Islands.
Trobriand Island Group (Trobriand Islands)
Kiriwina Island largest island in the group includes Losuia.
Kaileuna Island small island to the east of Kiriwina Island.
Kitava Island small island to the east of Kiriwina Island.
Kawa Island small circular island to the west of Kiriwina Island.
Lifaba Island (Lebata) located near Litisa Island (Islet Island) roughly 15 miles west of Kawa Island.
Litisa Island (Islet) small island in the Trobriand Islands.
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