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    Yakamul West Sepik Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Location
Lat 3° 16' 0S Long 142° 41' 60E  Yakamul is located at an elevation of 3' / 1m on the north coast of New Guinea. Also known as Yakomul, Yakamul Hamlets, Jakamul, Yakamul Number 1, Yakamul or Yakamul Group. Prewar, a costal trail spanning east to west linked Yakamul westward to Tadji and eastward towards Wewak. Today located in the Aitape-Lumi District of West Sepik Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Wartime History
During 1943 occupied by the Japanese Army. During 1943-1944, Yakamul was used as a staging base for coastal barge traffic and an assembly point for Japanese forces before the Battle of the Driniumor River. Attacked by Allied aircraft between March 1944 until the end of July 1944.

American missions against Yakamul
March 26, 1944–July 31, 1944

A-20G Havoc Serial Number 42-54157
Pilot Richardson ditched March 26, 1944

References
Defending the Driniumor: Covering Force Operations in New Guinea, 1944 by Edward J. Drea (1984) page 8 (map)

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Last Updated
April 19, 2019

 

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