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    Lihir Island New Ireland Province¬†Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Lat 3° 4' 60S Long 152° 34' 60E ¬†Lihir Island to the north of New Ireland.

A Catholic mission station was established on Lihir Island.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese. Possibly, used as a seaplane base or operating area by Japanese aircraft. A cave on the island was used by Japanese submarines for shelter.

Coastwatcher Murray
Expatriate Harry Murray escaped the Japanese occupation of New Ireland. Later in the war, he returned to Lihir as a coastwatcher to report Japanese activities, including observing enemy submarines using the island.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2019


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