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  Gemo Island Battery (Gemo Battery)   
Australian Army
"Letter Battery"
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Justin Taylan 2003

Location
Located on the eastern side of Gemo Island bordering Fairfax Harbor towards Port Moresby.

Construction
One of the Port Moresby Gun Batteries. During the middle of April 1944, built by the Australian 8th Army Troops Company / Royal Engineers built a gun battery facing eastward. It accommodated two 6 pound guns, with a concrete ammunition storage area and bunker behind it. They used building materials transported to the island by barge and a small trolley system. Two pillboxes were built on the beach and a small dock. An encampment area was located to the side of the guns, halfway up the hillside.

Today
The foundation of the battery and pillboxes are still present to this day.

References
The 'Letter' Batteries for dates and information related to this battery
The Coastal Gun Batteries of Port Moresby - Then & Now by John Douglas

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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