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    Kosipe Central Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Lat 8° 26' 60S Long 147° 13' 0E  Kosipe village at an elevation of 6,709' / 2,044m is located in the Owen Stanley Range in the Goilala District of Central Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG). To the south is Woitape. To the east is Mount Albert Edward.

Prewar
Kosipe rest house was built at this location.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, the Kosipe area was on the direct flight path between Lae and Port Moresby and several aircraft crashed in the vicinity.

Kosipe Airfield
Postwar airfield

A6M2 Model 21 Zero Manufacture Number 645 Tail V-???
Pilot Ito crashed May 17, 1942

P-39N Airacobra Serial Number 42-19041
Pilot Anderson crashed January 20, 1944

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Last Updated
September 9, 2018

 

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