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    Haddy's Village (Gona West) Oro Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Haddy's Village is a coastal village, located to the west of Gona and southwest of Alanad. Also known as "Gona West".

Wartime History
Named in honor of Australian Army soldier, Lt Allan Haddy. He and a group of men, the 'Chaforce' were stationed on the west side of Gona Creek. After the fall of Gona on December 9, 1942 fighting continued at Haddy's Village. After nine days more of fighting, the village was liberated on December 18, 1942 ending Japanese resistance in the Gona area.

B-24 Liberator Serial Number 42-40885
Pilot Nelson force landed October 18, 1943

References
To Kokoda and Beyond: the story of the 39th Infantry Battalion, 1941-1943, Melbourne University Press 1988.

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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