The Sepik River is one of the largest rivers in New Guinea that meanders roughly west to east with the mouth a wide delta located on the north coast of New Guinea. Offshore is Blupblup Island (Blup Blup Island). Further to the west is Wewak and further to the southeast is Hansa Bay. Wartime villages along the Sepik River include: Marienburg (Marienberg), Angoram (Angorum), Moim, Timbunke and Murik Lakes. Inland connects with the Biwat River. Prewar and during World War II located in the Territory of New Guinea. Today located in the Angoram District of East
Sepik Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
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
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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March 22, 2020