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    Horn Island (Ngurapai) Queensland Australia
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5th AF September 1942

Horn Island is located in the Torres Strait off the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland in Australia. Also known as Ngurapai Island.

Horn Island Airfield
Located on the northern end of Horn Island, used by USAAF and RAAF.

Horn Island Seaplane Base
Seaplane base on the island

Japanese missions against Horn Island
March 14, 1942 - June 18, 1943

B-17E Flying Fortress 41-2636
Pilot Holdridge crashed July 14, 1942 on take off into the mud flats near shore

B-17E Flying Fortress 41-2655
Pilot Lindsay crashed July 14, 1942 on take off into sea 300-400m offshore

B-17E "G.I. Issue" 41-2421
Pilot McPherson crashed July 16, 1942 on landing killing the entire crew

B-17E "Tojo's Physic" 41-2640
Pilot O'Brien damaged July 30, 1942 during a collision on the ground, afterwards salvaged

P-38F Lightning piloted by Porter
Ditched November 4, 1942

B-17E "Tojo's Nightmare" 41-2497
Pilot Compton crashed March 24, 1944 crashed while landing near shore

Horn Island In Their Steps 1939-45

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Last Updated
September 1, 2018


July 1945


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