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    Fergusson Island Miline Bay Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Lat 9° 30' 0S Long 150° 40' 0E  Fergusson Island is part of the D'Entrecasteaux Islands in Milne Bay Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Borders Goodenough Island to the west, Amphlett Islands to the northeast, Sanaroa Island, Dobu Island and Normanby Island to the southeast.

Wartime History
On October 27, 1942 USAAF, 5th Air Force P-39 Airacobras escort Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Hudsons in strike against small craft off Ferguson Island.

Fergusson Island PT Boat Base
Used as a USN PT-Boat base established on June 30, 1943.

Walrus Serial Number HD865
Pilot Smith crashed March 31, 1944

Beaufighter Mark VIc Serial Number A19-130
Pilot Glassock, ditched August 16, 1943 discovered 2000

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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