Lat 8° 43' 0S Long 148° 26' 60E Hariko is located on the north coast of New Guinea bordering Hariko Bay. To the south is Cape Sudest with foot tracks leading inland. Also known as "Harigo".
During November 1942 until early 1943 Hariko Bay was used as an anchorage for Allied small ships delivering supplies to support the Buna-Gona-Sanananda campaign and later the Allied base area.
On November 16, 1942 three Allied small ships: Bonwin, Minnamurra, Alacrity and a captured Japanese barge were destroyed during a Japanese air raid by Zeros and Val dive bombers from the 582 Kokutai.
During early 1943 the U. S. Army built a road that connected Hariko to Cape Endiadere and Buna to the north and Cape Sudest to the south.
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August 25, 2018