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    Goroka (Garoka) Eastern Highlands Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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Ray Fairfield 1966
Location
Lat 6° 4' 60S Long 145° 22' 60E  Goroka is located in the Highlands. Also known "Garoka".

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, Goroka was an Allied base. Goroka Airfield was used by Allied aircraft to support the Australian Army personnel in the area.

Japanese missions against Goroka
July 30 - September 2, 1943

Goroka Airfield
Built by U. S. Army engineers still in use today

J. K. McCarthy Museum
The JK McCarthy museum is off to the side of the Goroka airstrip, a lengthy walk from town. The museum has some WWII relics, including a P-39. The museum is named after an early Australian bushmen.

DAP Beaufort A9-636
Pilot Hopton crashed March 9, 1945

Ki-61 Tony
Crashed to the north of Goroka, discovered 1980s

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Last Updated
June 15, 2019

 

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