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    Garowe Island (Garove) Witu Island Group | West New Britain Province¬†PNG

Location
Lat 4° 42' 0S Long 149° 30' 0E ¬†Garowe Island is part of the Witu Island Group. Borders Genta Bay to the west and Peter Harbor. Also known as "Garove Island".

Prewar
During 1927, the Australian Minister for Territories, Hon. C. W. Marr, visited Garove Island aboard SY Franklin.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese. Garowe Island was emplaced with anti-aircraft defenses.

American missions against Garowe (Garove)
July 12, 1943 - March 21, 1944

During late June 1944 occupied by the U. S. Army 185th Infantry, capturing a dual 25mm anti-aircraft gun, with both barrels removed. Also, a 20mm anti-aircraft gun.

Genta Bay
Located to the west of Garowe Island (Garove).

B-25D Mitchell Serial Number 41-30318
Pilot Murphy crashed October 30, 1943

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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