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    Wewak Harbor Wewak District | East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
5th AF Nov 18, 1943
Air Niugini c1980

Wewak Harbor borders Wewak (Wewak Point) to the west, Cape Boram to the east and Mission Point and Wirui to the south. To the west is Dallman Harbor (West Wewak Harbor) and Cape Wom.

Wartime History
On December 18, 1942 occupied by the Japanese Army. Four ships landed unopposed between 8pm and 2am unloading roughly 2,000 troops and supplies onto the beach from Wewak to Wirui. Occupied by the Japanese until May 1945.

A6M2 Model 21 Zero
Ditched in Wewak Harbor

Japanese "Ammunition Ship"
Japanese ship sunk in Wewak Harbor possibly on September 2, 1943.

Japanese Landing Barges
Sunk into Wewak Harbor off Kreer on the road towards Boram Airfield. Located at the beach between Kreer Market and the hospital are rusting Japanese landing barges.

MV Busama
Sunk during 1959

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Last Updated
February 18, 2019


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