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    Sepik River Angoram District | East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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USN 1944
Location
The Sepik River is one of New Guinea's largest rivers with the mouth located on the north coast of New Guinea. Offshore is Blup Blup Island. Further to the west is Wewak and further to the southeast is Hansa Bay. Wartime villages along the Sepik River include: Angoram (Angorum), Marienburg (Marienberg), Moim, Timbunke and Murik Lakes. Today located in the Angoram District of East Sepik Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Wartime History
During 1944, retreating and starving Japanese troops crossed the Sepik River and the massive swamp area surrounding on their way from points along the north coast walking westward towards Wewak.

American missions against Sepik River
June 7, 1943–July 31, 1944

B-25D "The Wolf Pack" 41-30099
Pilot Fabale force landed September 11, 1944

P-38H Lightning 42-66737
Pilot Smith MIA November 16, 1943

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May 3, 2019

 

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June 14, 1944
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