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Lat 5° 49' 60S Long 146° 7' 0E The Finisterre Range (Finisterres) is a mountain range located on the Huon Peninsula near the northern coast of New Guinea. Also known as simply the "Finisterres". Borders the Markham Valley and Ramu River to the south, the Saruwaged Range to the southeast and Astrolabe Bay to the northwest. The range includes Shaggy Ridge. Today, the range spans both Morobe Province and Madang Province.
The Finisterre Mountains were not occupied by either the Japanese or Allied forces. During late 1943, retreating Japanese forces from the Lae and Salamaua area crossed the Finisterre Mountains as they retreated to the north coast towards Madang. During their trek, many died of starvation or exposure along the way. During 1944, many American aircraft crashed into the Finisterre Mountains due to navigation or weather related accidents.
P-47D Thunderbolt Serial Number 42-22896 Tail 91
P-47D Thunderbolt Serial
Number 42-22687 Tail 71
CA-9 Wirraway Serial
A-20G Havoc Serial Number 42-54082
A-20G Havoc Serial Number 42-54085
B-24D "Ready, Willing & Able" Serial Number 42-41135
B-24J Mitchell Serial Number 42-100225
P-38H "Corky Jr." 42-66668
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