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    Myola (Lake Myola) Central Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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Brian Bennett 2002

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Justin Taylan 2003

Location
Lat 9° 4' 60S Long 147° 41' 60E Myola is located to the southeast of Kokoda. A flat, dry lake bed exisits at this location. Two dry lakes are in this vicinity: Big Myola and Little Myola. Also known as "Myola Lake".

Wartime History
On October 8, 1942 occupied by the Japanese Army. After the Australian Army occupied the area , the Japanese withdrew northward to Templeton's Crossing. The flat open area around Myola was used by C-47 Dakotas to air drop supplies to the ground forces.

American missions against Myola
September 6 - October 4, 1942

Myola Airfield
A large flat kunai grass field used for supply drops and limited landings during the Kokoda Trail Battle

Ford 5-AT -C Trimotor Serial Number A45-1
Crashed Nov 24, 1942. Recovered 1979 for the PNG Museum

P-400 Airacobra Serial Number AP359
Pilot Potts crashed September 6, 1942

P-40E Warhawk
Pilot Howard crashed November 8, 1942

C-47 Dakota Serial Number 41-18661
Pilot Gower crashed May 12, 1943

P-39N Airacobra Serial Number 42-19050
Crashed near Lake Myola

P-39N Airacobra Serial Number 42-18759
Crashed near Lake Myola

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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