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    Idiha Island Central Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Idiha Island is located at the southern edge of Caution Bay, south of Redscar and east of Boera off the southern coast of New Guinea. To the east is Bavo Island.

Wartime History
During World War II, Idiha Island and nearby Bavo Island were used as a bombing range by Allied aircraft.

B-25C "Draft Dodger" Serial Number 41-12968
Pilot McCoun ditched February 21, 1943 crew rescued

Ray Fairfield recalls from the 1960-1970s:
"We found bombs of varying sizes on most islands, including Local Island and Idihi Island. I still remember the safety radius for a 500-pounder was 2 miles."

References
Wrecks & Reefs pages 26

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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