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    Nateara Reef National Capital District (NCD) Papua New Guinea (PNG)

43rd BG c1943

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Justin Taylan 2004

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Location
Nateara Reef is located to the south of Fairfax Harbor, Walter Bay and Joyce Bay, spanning from roughly east to west from Port Moresby to Pari. On the western end is the Basilisk Passage, bordering the Sinavi Reef and Fishermans Island further to the west.

Prewar
To aid in navigation, Basilisk Passage was marked with the Basilisk Light also known as Basilisk Beacon to mark the edge of marking the edge of Nateara Reef. This marker remained in use during the Pacific War.

SS Pruth (Moresby Wreck)
Grounded January 1924. During the Pacific War, the shipwreck was bombed by Japanese bombers on at least two occasions. Six Allied Aircraft were lost attacking the shipwrecks killing 20 Allied personnel between November 10, 1942 to September 29, 1943.

G4M1 Model 11 Betty Manufacture Number ? Tail F-???
Pilot Kawai crashed March 21, 1942 into the sea one mile west of Basilisk Beacon

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Last Updated
May 11, 2018

 

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