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    Terapo Gulf Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Location
Lat 8° 10' 11S Long 146° 11' 40E  Terapo is located rougly ten miles inland from the the Gulf of Papua on the southern coast of New Guinea. To the south is the Lakekamu River. Roughly 200 miles to the southeast is Port Moresby. Prewar and during the Pacific War located in the Territory of Papua. Today located in the Kerema District of Gulf Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Prewar
The Terapo Mission was established at this location.

Terapo Airfield
Built by the Allies as an emergency airfield

C-47 Dakota Serial Number 42-23700 Number 233
Pilot Walker crashed August 10, 1943

P-38H Lightning Serial Number ?
Pilot 2nd Lt. Allan B. Camp crashed August 20, 1943 remains recovered

P-39Q Airacobra Serial Number 42-19987
Pilot Pitonyak crashed October 28, 1943 one of three aircraft lost to weather near Terapo

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Last Updated
March 25, 2020

 

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