5° 25' 60S Long 145° 43' 60E Bogadjim is located along the north coast of New Guinea bordering Astrolabe Bay, south of Madang. During the German colonial era, known as "Stephansort". During the war know as "Bogadjim". Local spelling is "Bugadjim" or "Bogadyim".
During 1943, the Japanese Army attempted to
build a track from Bogadjim over the Finisterre
Mountains. It was never completed due to the Allied offensive operations
American missions against Bogadjim
June 1, 1943 - April 2, 1944
P-38 Lightning Serial Number ?
Pilot McCarthy MIA July 21, 1943
P-38J Lightning Serial Number 42-104385
Pilot Neely MIA April 16, 1944
A-20G "The Texan" Serial Number 43-9098
Pilot Smart ditched April 16, 1944 both crew MIA
Mindjim River (Minjeng River)
Located near Bogadjim. The local spelling is "Minjeng"
B-17E "Red Moose Express" Serial Number 41-2634
Pilot Brenneman crashed August 3, 1943
Thanks to Lawrence Awak for tok ples spellings of Bugadim.
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August 25, 2018