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    Gamadodo Milne Bay Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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Location
Gamadodo village is located the southern coast of Milne Bay.

Navy Supply Depot Development
On July 8, 1943 two companies of the 84th Battalion "Seabees" setup camp at this location. They built a permanent camp, 10 ammunition magazines, 8.5 miles of road were built and a housing facility for 4,000 men, hospital for 50 patients, 40 x 900' wharf, 20 quonset huts and 54,400 cubic feet of cold storage space. The 15th Special Battalion arrived in December 1943 to man the wharf. A detachment of the 105th Battalion arrived in January 1944 to build another sawmill, and a pier for Liberty Ships. An advance base construction depot 120,000 square feet in area, possibly the largest single building in New Guinea. By July 1945 this faculty was torn down and crated for shipment to a more forward area.

Pontoon Wharves
During early 1944, a US Navy pontoon assembly detachment 3 began operations at Gamadodo, near Ladava and No. 1 Strip (Gurney Airfield). This group assembled pontoon cells and barges. The pontoon wharves in the bay are still present to this day.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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