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    Hoskins (Cape Hoskins) West New Britain Province¬†Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Lat 5° 16' 60S Long 150° 1' 60E ¬†Hoskins is located on the north coast of New Britain near Kimbe.

Wartime History
During 1942, occupied by the Japanese. During the war, the Japanese built an airfield on Cape Hoskins. After the United States Marine Corps (USMC) landing at Cape Gloucester, Japanese forces retreated through this area making their way eastward towards Rabaul.

American missions against Hoskins
September 19, 1943 - March 26, 1944

Hoskins Airfield (Cape Hoskins, Gavuvu)
Japanese built airfield still in use today

Bristol Beaufighter Mark XIc Serial Number A19-141
Pilot Wein crashed December 17, 1943 discovered 2005

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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