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    Porlock Harbor (Port Lock) Oro Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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Justin Taylan 2003

Location
Lat 9 02 S Long 149' 00E Porlock Harbor is located on the northern cost of New Guinea, halfway between Tufi and Oro Bay. The harbor consists of a network of lagoons. fringed by a coral reef measuring 16-22m deep. Ako is located on the western side of Porlock Harbor.

Wartime History
During late 1942, the U. S. Army occupied the Porlock Harbor area to support the Buna-Sanananda-Gona campaign. Anti-aircraft guns were emplaced at Cody's Point and living quarters were established nearby.

B-26 "Sally Rand" 40-1492
Pilot Patteson ditched August 13, 1942

P-38 Lightning
Pilot Durkin ditched November 1943

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January 11, 2018

 

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