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    Panaeati Island (Panniet) Deboyne Islands | Louisiades | Miline Bay Province PNG
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William Bartsch 1979

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Peter via Carl Cox 2006

Panaeati Island is the largest island, densely forested in the Deboyne Island Group at the northern edge of Deboyne Lagoon. Also known as "Panniet Island". The island has a single conical peak with an elevation of 221m. A Wesleyan Mission is located on the western coast of the island. To the south is Panapompom Island and Nivani Island.

Wartime History
During May 6-10, 1942 the Japanese occupied the Deboyne area during the Battle of the Coral Sea. During late May or early June, the wreckage of G4M1 Betty 2271 Tail F-378 was moved or washed ashore onto the southern coast of Panaeati Island.

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August 25, 2018


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