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Lat 6° 50' 60S Long 146° 20' 53E Tsili-Tsili is located roughly forty miles from Lae with Marilinan to the southeast. Tsili-Tsili is pronounced "Silly-Silly". Also spelled "Tsili Tsili" (without hyphen), "Tsile-Tsile" or "Tsile Tsile" (without hyphen). The Japanese called this area "Fabua". Today, also known as "Gomorok".
During the middle of 1942, occupied by the U.S. Army and developed into a forward airfield area.
Japanese missions against Tsili Tsili
August 15 , 1943–September 13, 1943
Tsili Tsili Airfield
Built by US Army, used by fighters and transports in middle 1943, abandoned today
Prewar airfield located to the southeast of Marilinan.
C-47 "Liliane" Serial Number 41-18682
Pilot Burley crashed August 15, 1943 crash site found 1950 remains recovered
C-47 Skytrain Serial Number 41-18668
Pilot Cathcart crashed August 15, 1943 remains recovered
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