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    Laing Island Madang Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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5th AF c1943
Location
Laing Island is a small island offshore from Hansa Bay located off the north coast New Guinea.

Wartime History
During 1943-1944, this island was used to shelter and hide Japanese barges. A docking area and facilities were built on the island by the Japanese.

Today
Around 1980, a marine research center was established on Laing Island funded by Belgium that operated for approximately 20 years until abandoned sometime after 2000.

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Last Updated
May 19, 2018

 

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