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    Dumpu (Tumpu) Madang Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Lat 5° 52' 60S Long 145° 43' 60E  Dumpu is located in the Ramu Valley in New Guinea. Also known as "Tumpu".

Prewar and during the Pacific War located in the Territory of New Guinea. Today located in Madang Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

A walking trail connected Dumpu to Kainantu in the Hlighlands, roughly a day and a half walking time.

Wartime History
On October 4, 1943 Dumpu was occupied by the Australian Army without opposition. Afterwards, the 11th Division Headquarters was flown up to this location from Dobodura.

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

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
January 23, 2020


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