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Roy Worcester Historical Centre (Closed)
Founder: Roy Worcester (deceased)
Wewak, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea

Roy Worcester was an expatriate living in PNG who collected war wreckage and aircraft from the Wewak area. He founded this private museum in the late 1960's to display his collection at the site of the present day Ela Motors. Many were painted with "property of R. O. Worcester, Wewak".

After Roy Worcester's death in the early 1970s, his museum closed and the collection was dispersed. Most of the collection was transported aboard a PNGDF landing craft to Port Moresby and donated to the PNG Museum. Other pieces were sold off to private collectors and museums included several Ki-43 Oscar and Ki-61 Tony aircraft wrecks.

Click For EnlargementKi-61-II Tony 379
Salvaged by Worcester in 1973, exported to USA 1980s exported to Fantasy of Flight Museum

Ki-43 Oscar
Recovered by Worcester in 1970s from Wewak area, PNG Museum illegally exported 2001

Click For EnlargementType 91 105mm Howitzer
Recovered from the Wewak area, displayed at the Centre

Type 92 70mm Battalion Gun
Recovered from the Wewak area, displayed at the Centre, later donated to PNG Museum

Last Updated
May 3, 2016

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