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    Madang Province  Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Madang Province is located on the north coast of New Guinea. Borders Morobe Province to the southeast, Eastern Highlands Province, Chimbu Province (Simbu) to the south and Western Highlands Province to the southwest, East Sepik Province to the west and Bismarck Sea to the north.

Wartime History
On January 1, 1943 the Japanese Army occupied Madang and the surround area. Occupied by the 20th Division and 41 Divisions, along with other units. The headquarters of Lt. General Hatazo Adachi, commander of Japanese 17th Army was briefly at Madang.

Inland is Dumpu, the base from where the attack on Shaggy Ridge was launched by the Australian Army. As Japanese forces retreated from Lae over the Finnesteire Mountain towards Madang, many died of starvation and disease.

The Madang area was bypassed by American forces by their landed at Hollandia on April 22, 1944. The Australian Army 7th Division advanced along the coat and liberated Madang on April 25, 1944 and developed the area into a base area to support operations northward along the North Coast Road.

Madang (Madang Town)

 Occupied by the Japanese, liberated by Australians

Madang Harbor

 Borders Madang, harbor with islands

Astrolabe Bay

  located to the southeast of Madang
  Village south of Madang along Astrolabe Bay.
  Village south of Yabobo along Astrolabe Bay.
  Located on Astrolabe Bay south of Madang
  Coastal village on Astrolabe Bay south of Madang

Kepler Point

  North coast of New Guinea, southeast of Madang
   Offshore Islands

Biliau Island

  Small island in Madang Harbor near Madang Airfield

Jomba Island (Yomba Island)

  Small island east of Madang
  located in Astrolabe Bay off Bil Bil (Bili Bili)
  Island offshore Madang with wreckage of MIA P-38
  Island off Madang Harbor, B-25 sunken wreckage
  Island north of Madang near Jais Aben Resort
  Island off north coast of New Guinea
  Located off Alexishafen, Japanese supply base
  Located off Alexishafen mission southeast of Sek Harbor
  Located off Alexishafen mission southeast of Sek Harbor
  Located off Alexishafen, Japanese supply base
  Located off Alexishafen mission southeast of Sek Harbor
 Island offshore from Madang, to the northwest
 Island to the northeast of Saidor off the north coast of New Guinea
   Alexishafen Area

Alexishafen

 Japanese airfield, anti-aircraft batteries and harbor
 Secondary Japanese airfield near Alexishafen

St Fidelis College

 Former Alexishafen mission at Alexishafen
  Located off Alexishafen

North Coast Road

 Occupied by the Japanese, liberated by Australians
 Japanese lookout
  Located to the north of Alexishafen
  Inland village to the west of Alexishafen
    Saidor Area
  Located on the coast, Saidor Airfield and base area
  Inland village used by the Japanese as an outpost
  Inland village shelled by US Army 75mm howitzers
  Located on the coast Yamai Airfield
   Inland Areas
 Australian battle inland approach in the mountains
 MIA B-24 wreck discovered in 1989
 located in the Finisterre Mountains elevation 4,038'
 Highland town that had a brief role in the war.
 Inland village
 Inland village
 Inland airfield along the Ramu River
 Inland village with aircraft wrecks.
 Inland village with aircraft wrecks.
 Inland village west of Madang
 Inland village
 Inland village
   Hansa Bay Area
 Japanese occupied base and airfields
 Volcanic cone island off Hansa Bay
 Volcanic cone island off Hansa Bay
 Japanese airfield and prewar strip at Hansa Bay
 Japanese airfield at Hansa Bay
 Located to the southwest of Hansa Bay
  Town and Harbor between Bogia and Madang
  Located to the west of Ulingan
  Harbor on the north coast of New Guinea
  village near the north coast west of Kar Kar Island
    Mountain Ranges
  Mountains with aircraft crashes and MIA sites
 Inland mountain range

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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