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    Cape Pus East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Location
Cape Pus is located on the north coast of New Guinea. Located to the east is Cape Wom and beyond Wewak. Borders Muschu Passage and Muschu Island to the north. Today located in Wewak District of East Sepik Province in Papua New Guinea.

American missions against Cape Pus
June 26 - July 16, 1944

June 26, 1944
(USN) PT-130 and PT-132 receive inaccurate 40mm fire from Cape Pus.

July 15-16, 1944
(USN) PT-133 and PT-128 attacked three barges off Cape Pus, sinking one and damaging the other two on the first run. As they were circling, a 40mm gun opened up from shore, its first round hitting PT-133 amidship setting gas tanks on fire and one crew man went overboard, for five minutes they fought the flames, then abandoned ship. The crew took to rubber rafts and 10 minutes later the boat exploded, split into two sections and sank. PT-128 was holed in four places and had two wounded aboard. PT-143 was called in to pick up the men in the rafts.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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