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    Ako (Aku) Oro Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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Justin Taylan 2003

Lat 9° 3' 0S Long 149° 3' 0E  Ako village borders Porlock Harbor. Also known as" Aku".

Wartime History
During early 1943, an Australian Army spotters station was established at Aku overlooking Porlock Harbor, manned by Churcher McLay, Appleton and Fuller at various times.

Justin Taylan adds:
"I visited this area on November 22, 2003, and the local kids and elders showed me several sites:  a kitchen mess area where the Americans ate, the site of several wartime graves of Americans that died here (unclear if they were exhumed post war or not) and the kids knew of an airplane wreck down the beach to the west, we walked for a long time, but never found it before time there ran out. They also pointed out the site of the sunken ship, s'Jacob."

The Private War of the Spotters page 143

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018


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