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    Tapini Central Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Lat 8° 21' 47S Long 146° 57' 32E  Tapini village is located at an elevation of 2,883' / 878m near Mount Strong in New Guinea. Prewar and during the Pacific War located in the Central District in the Territory of New Guinea. Today located in Goilala District of Central Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

During the colonial era, a Patrol Officer (Kiap) was based at Tapini and Tapini Airfield was constructed in the postwar era.

Tapini Airfield
Built postwar

Beaufort A9-52
Pilot Sage crashed June 26, 1942

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Last Updated
June 25, 2021


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