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    Girewo (Giruwa) Oro Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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5th AF July 21, 1942

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US Army January 1943

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Location
Girewo is located on the north coast of New Guinea, east of Sanananda and Sanananda Point. Wartime spelling "Giruwa". The present day village is located on a spit of new land created by the 1951 eruption of Mount Lamington that extended the coastline in this area.

Today
Girewo village has a guest house and a war museum of relics collected from the Sanananda area.

Sanananda War Museum (Girewo Village)
Displayed in three huts divided into sections for  the Australian, American and Japanese. The collection includes a wide variety of bullets, munitions, water bottles, mess tins and other assorted relics.  In addition, supplies from a Japanese communication and hospital site at Sanananda. Also, several infantry guns and other weapons.

Girewo Guest House
P.O. Box 436
Popondetta, Oro Province, PNG
Lynn, Rose, Justin, George

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February 4, 2018

 

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