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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 to the north and the Ramu River and Markham Valley 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. Also known as simply the "Finisterres".
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 "Francie II" Serial Number 42-54117 Tail W
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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