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    Dumpu (Tumpu) Madang Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Lat 5° 52' 60S Long 145° 43' 60E  Dumpu is located in the Ramu Valley. During the war, a trail connected Dumpu to the Hlighlands and took roughly a day and a half to walk to Kainantu. Also known as "Tumpu".

Wartime History
On October 4, 1943 occupied without opposition by the Australian Army. Afterwards, Dumpu became the 11th Division headquarters, flown northwards from Dobodura.

American & Japanese missions against Dumpu
June 27, 1943 - March 15, 1944

Today
Dumpu has a cattle ranch station nearby.

Dumpu Airfield
Construction was begun by US Army engineers, then canceled.

P-38H Lightning Serial Number 42-66837
Pilot Bellows, force landed September 3, 1943 prior to the Allied airfield at Dumpu being built

P-47D Thunderbolt Serial Number 42-22709
Pilot Foster crashed April 11, 1944

Ki-48 Lily Manufacture Number 1314
Crashed March 15, 1944

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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