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    Kimbe (San Remo Plantation) West New Britain Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Lat 5° 32' 60S Long 150° 9' 0E  Located on the north coast of New Britain. Borders Kimbe Bay to the north and the Dagi River to the east.

Prewar
San Remo Plantation was established at this location and planted with coconut plams harvesting copra.

Wartime History
During March 1944, U. S. Marines advanced to San Remo Plantation.

Today
The present day Kimbe was founded in 1969 at the site of the San Remo Plantation as a port to export oil palm and named Kimbe after Kimbe Bay.

San Remo Club
Obsidian stone obelisk World War II memorial and plaques dedicated to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) personnel lost on New Britain.

Bristol Beaufighter Mark XI Serial Number A19-139
Pilot Chapple MIA November 25, 1943. Discovered in 1995

Spitfire Mark Vc Serial Number A58-145
Pilot Wettenhall MIA December 31, 1943 discovered in 1999

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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