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    Hopoi Morobe Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Hopoi is located at the mouth of the Buso River, to the east of Lae.

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

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

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018


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