Prewar, Champion was stationed at Buna Government Station as the resident magistrate. During 1942, he aided American aviators and experienced Japanese air raids and their landing on the north coast of New Guinea. Champion retired to Australia and passed away in 1988.
Japanese Seaplane Lands At Buna
Mid-July 1942, the daring attack of Japanese seaplane
Rescue of the crew of B-17E 41-2446
Resident Magistrate, Buna. Assisted the crew of B-17E Flying Fortress 41-2446 (aka "Swamp Ghost") by having
them stay with him at Buna, and assisted them attempting to walk over
the Owen Staneley Mountains back to Port Moresby. When that failed
arranged boat transport around the coast.
Eighty Three Years of Memories 1905-1988 by Allan Champion