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    Bil Bil (Bili Bili) Madang Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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Carl R. Thien 1993

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Justin Taylan 1993

Location
Lat 5° 16' 60S Long 145° 46' 0E  Bil Bil is located on the north coast of New Guinea bordering Astrolabe Bay in Madang Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Also spelled "Bili Bili". Located to the north is Yabob and Madang. Offshore to the southeast is Bil Bil Island (Bili Bili Island).

Wartime History
Villagers remember of two Japanese guns set up near their village which fired on Allied boats and aircraft. There used to be wrecks of several Japanese and American airplanes near the villages (types unknown) but they were removed in the late 1970s by an 'American Museum'.

Japanese Memorial
Small Japanese memorial with plaques in English, Pidgin and Japanese

Japanese Isuzu TU10 6x4 Truck
Abandoned in the village, reportedly used into the 1960s.

Landing Barge
A metal WWII landing barge is still used as canoe by the villagers.

B-25G Mitchell Serial Number 42-64850
Pilot Smith crashed November 3, 1943 offshore crew last seen in raft

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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Sept 28, 1943

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