Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
 
    Mussau Island New Ireland Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Click For Enlargement
USN March 23, 1944

Location
Mussau Island is located in the St. Matthias Island Group near Emirau Island.

Wartime History
During 1942, occupied by the Japanese until they withdrew from Mussau island during early 1944, abandoning Korea and Chinese "comfort women" on Mussau Island. Without support, the woman lived in horrible conditions that resulted in an outbreak of leprosy.

American missions against Mussau
March 23 - November 3, 1944

After American forces occupied Emirau, missionaries brought the Korea and Chinese women food and medical supplies.

Reference
Cameras Over The Pacific, page 116

Contribute Information
Do you have photos or additional information to add?

Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
 
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Google Plus Instagram