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    Mount Bagana Autonomous Region of Bougainville Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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USAAF Nov 11, 1942

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USN c1943-1944

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RNZAF 1945

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Jim Watts 1972

Location
Mount Bagana is an active volcano located along the center northwest-southeast axis of Bougainville Island in Autonomous Region of Bougainville (Bougainville Province) in Papua New Guinea (PNG). This volcano is a dominating feature from Empress Augusta Bay and Torokina. Also known as "Mt. Bagana". During the war, some sources spell it "Mount Bagano". This is one of three major volcanoes including: Mount Balbi, Mount Takuan and Mount Bagana.

Wartime History
AOM2c John B. Kepchia from VT-305 recalls:
"There was the wreckage of a B-25 Mitchell on Mount Baga on Bougainville, One wing was halfway in a lake, roughly halfway up on the side of mountain.

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Last Updated
August 5, 2018

 

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