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    Hopoi Morobe Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Location
Hopoi is located on the north coast of New Guinea at the mouth of the Buso River. To the west is Lae. Prewar and during the Pacific War located in the Territory of New Guinea. Today located in Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Prewar
Hopoi mission station was established at this location inland from the coast and Hopoi Airfield was built on the coast.

Wartime History
On September 4, 1943, the Australian Army 9th Division made an amphibious landing at Hopoi, the move eastwards towards Lae. In support of the landings, 5th Air Force B-25s hit the landing area.

Hopoi Airfield
Wartime airfield

P-40N Warhawk Serial Number 42-104???
Pilot David force landed October 24, 1943, survived

B-25D "Devils Enema" Serial Number 41-30254
Pilot Cabell MIA March 5, 1944, 6 missing

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019

 

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