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    Tufi Oro Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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US Navy 1943

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Don Fetterly 1996
Location
Lat 9° 4' 45S Long 149° 19' 20E  Tufi is located on Cape Nelson on the north coast of New Guinea. Borders Tufi Harbor. To the west is Oro Bay and to the soueast is Milne Bay. Prewar and during the Pacific War located in Northern District (Northern Province) in the Territory of Papua. Today part of Oro Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, the Australia New Guinea Administrative Unit (ANGAU) established a station at Tufi. Later, the area was developed by the U.S. Navy (USN) into Tufi PT Boat Base for use by PT Boats.

Today
The former base is part of Tufi Dive Resort and the Regional Center.

Tufi PT Boat Base
Established at the ANGAU Station at Tufi.

PT-67
Sunk March 17, 1943 during refueling accident
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PT-113
Grounded August 8, 1943 afterwards abandoned
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PT-119
Sunk March 17, 1943 during refueling accident.

Tufi Airfield
Built postwar during the 1960s to provide aerial service to the Tufi area.

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October 23, 2019

 

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