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    Malmal (Mal Mal, Palmalmal) East New Britain Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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AWM April 9, 1942

Location
Lat 5° 37' 29S Long 151° 27' 13E  Malmal borders Jacquinot Bay on the southern coast of New Britain. Wartime spelling "Mal Mal". Also known as Malmal, Malmal Mission, Palmalmal or Pal Mal Mal.

Prewar
Palmalmal Plantation (Pal Mal Mal) was established at this location growing palm trees for copra. Also established at Mal Mal (Malmal) was a Catholic Mission run by Father Edward Charles "Ted" Harris.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese. During the middle of 1943, the Japanese executed two American airmen: Pfc Charles H. Green, Jr. and TSgt Thomas H. Fox crew members from B-17E "Texas #6" 41-9207 were executed at Mal Mal.

Postwar
During 1946, a RAAF Searcher Team led by S/L Keith Rundle conducted investigations at Mal Mal and learned about the execution of the two Americans.

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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