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    Hood Point Central Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Lat 10° 4' 60S Long 147° 43' 0E  Hood Point is located on the southen coast of New Guinea in Central Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Hood Point includes several villages including Hula, Alewai, Irupara, Makirupu, Kamali and Babaga. Borders Hood Bay to the east and Beagle Bay to the west.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, air combat between Allied and Japanese aircraft occurred over Hood Bay. By late 1942, Hula Airfield (Hood Point Airfield) was built as an emergency landing ground.

Allied missions over Hood Point
May 29, 1942

Hula
Located on the western shore of Hood Point

Hula Airfield (Hood Point Airfield)
Emergency runway used by the USAAF and RAAF during the war

B-17E "Frank Buck" 41-2659
Pilot Holsey, force landed September 15, 1942 later successfully flown back to Port Moresby

P-39D Airacobra 41-6982
Pilot Brown, force landed April 30 Hood Point, repaired October 15, 1942

B-25C "The Queen" 41-12472
Pilot Heiss MIA September 4, 1942 between Hood Point and Keppel Point

B-25C "RHIP" 42-32293
Pilot Brooksby MIA July 14, 1943

 

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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