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    Mount Obree (Mt. Obree) Central Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Lat 9° 31' 0S Long 148° 4' 0E  Mount Obree has an elevation of 10,105' / 3,080m in the Owen Stanley Range in New Guinea. Also known as "Mt. Obree" or "Suwemalla" in the local language. Nicknamed "Ghost Mountain" by the U.S. Army. Prewar and during the Pacific War located in the Territory of New Guinea. Today, located in Central Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Wartime History
During October 1942, nicknamed "Ghost Mountain" by the U.S. Army, 32nd Infantry Division, 126th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion during their trek across the Kapa Kapa Trail. During 1942, several American aircraft crashed into Mount Obree.

B-17E Flying Fortress Serial Number 41-2505
Pilot Fagen crashed April 24, 1942 rediscovered 1961, remains recovered 1986

C-47A "Flying Dutchmen" Serial Number 41-18564
Pilot Vandervort crashed November 10, 1942 "door diary"

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Last Updated
April 23, 2021


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