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    Skindiwai (Skin Diwai) Morobe Province Papua New Guinea

Location
Skindiwai village is located between Wau and Salamaua,
near the Buibaining Ridge. Also known "Skin Diwai".

Wartime History
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

References
The Battle for Wau page 54, 58, 94, 116, 132, 200

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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