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    Bogadjim (Bugadjim, Bogadyim, Stephansort) Madang Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Lat 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".

Wartime History
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 and terrain

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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Last Updated
August 25, 2018


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