Papua, Buka, Bougainville Trip

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Daniel Leahy
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Post by Daniel Leahy » Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:11 pm

Hi Bob,
Sounds like a good trip to me - Am also hoping to head back in 2008. Any updates to your trip?
Daniel Leahy
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Re: Papua, Buka, Bougainville Trip

Post by TLDV8 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:29 am

I found this site while doing a search for airfields in the NT / AU.

I spent a reasonable amount of time on Bougainville passing though Munda and the Solomans 1982 to 85 while working at Panguna copper mine.
A few pics here for anyone interested,sadly a lot were lost over the years.
I went bush at any opportunity while there and distinctly remember what i am sure were three Zero's that had been dragged out of the jungle and were sitting on 44 gallon drums (around 1984)
I wonder what happened to them,they seemed in very good condition at the time. ... ?start=all


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Post by lvmyers » Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:02 pm

[quote="Outback Bob"]Daniel, at this stage all things are go for February. I plan to leave Australia towards the end of February. It would be good if there were more people interested in finding wrecks in this area, funding for trips of this nature are not easy to put together and organise, as you know.[/quote

I was wondering if you ever made the trip to Bougainville? My father was a Seabee on Bougainville Island during WWII at Torokina and I have been planning a trip there myself to have a look. I am wondering if you have any contacts of Locals that might be of help in things while on Island. I am planning on spending some time at Torokina and maybe take a trek on the Numa Numa trail... any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Cheers
Larry Myers.

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