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    Mullins Harbor Milne Bay Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Mullins Harbor is located on the southern coast of New Guinea. Mullins Harbor is seporated by Eagle Point from Fife Bay to the northwest.  Most of the shore is lined with mangrove swamps. Located to the southwest of Milne Bay. Today, part of the Fife Bay District, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Wartime History
On April 24, 1942 three B-25 Mitchells from the 3rd Bombardment Group, 90th Bombardment Squadron ditched at this location while on a ferry flight from Australia bound for Port Moresby. Australia New Guinea Administrative Unit (ANGAU) Captain 'Mac' Rich rescued the three crews and wrote a diary about the event.

Mariawate
Village located along the southern coast of New Guinea bordering Mullins Harbor.

B-25C "Chattanooga Choo Choo" Serial Number 41-129??
Pilot Johnson, ditched April 24, 1942 crew survived

B-25C "Tojo's Nitemare" Serial Number 41-129??
Pilot Barker, ditched April 24, 1942 exploded on impact
killing the entire crew

B-24D Liberator Serial Number 42-41217
Pilot Turner, ditched October 28, 1943 crew survived

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Last Updated
November 8, 2018

 

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