9° 4' 60S Long 143° 11' 60E Daru Island located
off the southern coast of New Guinea coast bordering the Gulf of Papua and the Torres Straits.
Prewar and during World War II located in the Territory of New Guinea. Today located in Western Province in Papua
New Guinea (PNG).
Small wartime airfield and seaplane anchorage used in the ferry route from Australia.
S23 "Calypso" Serial
Pilot Mather sunk August 8, 1942 off the coast due to a lightning strike
B-24D Liberator Serial
Pilot Parran ditched
August 17, 1943
PBY-5 Catalina Bureau Number 08432
Lost January 6, 1944
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October 28, 2019