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    Balif (Bali) Maprik District | East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Lat 3° 36' 54S Long 142° 55' 25E Balif village is an inland village at an altitude of 843' / 256m. Also known as Balif villages or Bali. Possibly, known as Amuli Nanu East during the Pacific War. Today, Balif is located on the Sepik Highway between Maprik and Dreikikir.

Wartime History
During January 1945 Japanese Army defenders occupied positions at Balif area. On January 23, 1945 bombed by RAAF Beauforts from 100 Squadron.

References
NAA "RAAF No. 100 Squadron Unit History Sheet - Detail of Operations 1/23/45" PDF page 411
"Contact recce Kubriuat area. Completed. Bomb Amuli Nanu East 453032. 6 Beauforts dropped 180x4 inc, 12 x 40 GP, 20 x 250 GP, 12 x 500 MC. A9-627, A9-626 collided and crashed over target area. 6400 x .303 ammo., 56 signal cartridges, 4 illuminating cart. 2 aluminum sea markers, 2 smoke puffs, 4 marine distress signals, 8 flame floats. Lost in crashed aircraft."

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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