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    Huon Gulf Morobe Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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USN March 10, 1942
Location
The Huon Gulf is located on the north coast of New Guinea in Morobe Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Borders the Huon Peninsula to the north. The western edge bordering Lae was also known as Lae Harbor.

Wartime History
On March 8, 1942 a Japanese entered the Huon Gulf and landing troops at Malahang and occupied Lae. Used as a Japanese anchorage for warships and merchant vessels. After September 1943 used as an Allied anchorage for the remainder of the Pacific War.

Tenyo Maru
Sunk March 10, 1942 by SBD dive bombers off Lae Airfield. Visible until the 1970s.

B-26 Marauder 40-1467
Pilot Johnson crashed March 10, 1942 into Huon Gulf

B-26 Marauder 40-1467
Pilot Lanford crashed May 28, 1942 into Huon Gulf

P-40K "Pistoff" 42-45979
Pilot Lee ditched July 14, 1943 into Huon Gulf

G4M1 Betty Tail 328
Pilot Uchibaba ditched September 22, 1943

C-47A Dakota 42-23851
Pilot Hill ditched December 8, 1943 into Huon Gulf

F-6D Mustang 44-14621
Pilot Lent crashed December 1, 1944 into Huon Gulf

P-51D Mustang 44-63651
Pilot Kirby MIA April 14, 1945 into Huon Gulf

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Last Updated
September 2, 2018

 

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