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    Mission Point Wewak District | East Sepik Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

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8th PRS Oct 1943

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Air Niugini 1980

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Justin Taylan 2000

Mission Point borders Wewak Harbor to the north and is located between Wirui and Wewak Town (Wewak Point) to the west and Cape Boram to the east. Used as a wharf and dock for ships unloading at Wewak. Also known simply as "The Wharf".

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese Army on December 18, 1942. Four ships landed unopposed between 8pm and 2am and unloaded about 2,000 troops and supplies onto the beach at Wewak to Wirui.

During May 1945, liberated by the Australian Army and discovered in a Japanese cemetery on Mission Point five graves with the names and dates: #1 Tierney, #2 Feehan, #3 Power, #4 Name Illegible, #5 Sheroden. All had a date of death listed as "Nov 1942" The date of death was deemed to be in error. After being exhumed and transported to the American Cemetery at Finschafen. Two of these graves proved to be Elliot and Bower crew members from B-24D "Miss Carriage" 41-24207.

Site of the present day wharf that services boats arriving and departing from the Wewak area.

Legacy of the 90th Bombardment Group page 74-75

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May 22, 2017


Topographic Map July 1944

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