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    Chabai Autonomous Region of Bougainville Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Lat 5° 29' 50S Long 154° 43' 60E  Chabai is located on the northwestern coast of Bougainville Island. To the northwest is Tarlena and to the southeast is Porton.

Prewar
Chabai Plantation was established at this location planted with coconut palms harvesting copra.

Wartime History
During early 1942, occupied by the Japanese until the middle of April 1945 when the area was occupied by the Australian Army.

American missions against Chabai
November 22, 1943 - May 15, 1944

Chabai Airfield
Japanese airfield, abandoned after being bombed

B-25C Mitchell 42-32255
Pilot Schaffner crashed November 23, 1943 into the sea off Chabai

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Last Updated
August 5, 2018

 

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Oct 22, 1943

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