Skindiwai village is located between Wau and Salamaua, near the Buibaining Ridge. Also known "Skin Diwai".
After the Japanese advanced on Mubo, a party of thirteen Australians led by Lt. Wylie withdrew through Skindiwai on September 1, 1942. Two days later, with reinforcements, Wylie led a party of twenty back through Skindiwai on September 20 to perform reconnaissance on the Japanese at Mubo, then withdrew back to Skindiwai again on September 23.
On September 27, 1942 a group of thirty Australians advanced to Skindiwai for a raid on Mubo.
Finally, on January 28, 1943 the village was used as a staging location for Australian troops.
Skindiwai village was used as an Allied drop zone to support operations against Mubo.
C-47 Dakota 41-38662
Pilot Crowley crashed March 11, 1943
The Battle for Wau page 54, 58, 94, 116, 132, 200
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February 4, 2018