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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 to the west of Port Moresby. Hood point has several villages including Hula, Alewai, Irupara, Makirupu, Kamali and Babaga.

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

P-40E Warhawk 41-24821
Pilot Finberg, ditched November 17, 1942 into the sea near Hula

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 Oct 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
February 4, 2018

 

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