Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks   Donate Now  
Search Chronology Locations Aircraft Vessels Missing In Action (MIA)

J. K. McCarthy Museum (Goroka Museum)
LinkGoroka
Papua New Guinea

The J.K. McCarthy museum is located to the south of Goroka Airport at Goroka. Also known as the Goroka Museum.

Named after John Keith McCarthy a kiap (patrol officer). In the 1960’s he was a member of the National Museum Board of Trustees. He donated 64 artifacts from his own collection which formed the basis for the J.K. McCarthy Museum established in 1968.

The J.K. McCarthy Museum in Goroka consists of six display galleries, including the Niugini Room, Giddings Gallery, Leahy Wing, Soso Subi Gallery and the Archaeological Room. The museum has some WWII artifacts on display, including a P-39 Airacobra.

M1911 .45 caliber pistol
Recovered from the crash site of B-24D "Virgin III" 42-40327.

P-39N "San Antonio Rose" Serial Number 42-19039
Recovered from Tadji, displayed outside the museum on a pole

JK McCarthy MuseumJohn Douglas 1998

PacificWrecks.com
Phil Bradley 2009

PacificWrecks.com
Phil Bradley 1995

Last Updated
November 1, 2016

    All rights reserved.  
  Pacific Wrecks Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to bringing home those Missing In Action (MIA) and leveraging new technologies in the study of World War II Pacific and the Korean War.  
Facebook Twitter YouTube Google Plus Instagram
 
Forum Updates People Museums Reviews Submit Info How You Can Help