Lat 10° 13' 0S Long 150° 25' 60E Taupota is located on the northern coast of the east cape, due north of Milne Bay. Wartime spelling "Taupota".
During late September 1942, the Japanese planned to land a group of 290 Army and 60 Sasebo 5th
Special Naval Landing Force (SNLF) troops at this location, that would walk overland to Milne Bay. Instead, their barges were attacked by RAAF 75 Squadron P-40 Kittyhawks and stranded on Goodenough Island.
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Pilot Shibuya observer Koyamada (POW) crashed August 27, 1942
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June 25, 2020