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    Cape Saint George New Ireland Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Lat S 4° 51' E Long 152° 52'  Cape at the southern tip of New Ireland bordering Saint Georges Channel. The Japanese had some defenses and a radar site at this location. Also known as "Cape St. George".

Wartime History
The Japanese Navy established a radar site and anti-aircraft guns at this location to provide early warning for Allied aircraft approaching from Bougainville and the Solomons. During December 1943-February 1944, this location was used as a rally point for RNZAF P-40s on their way towards Rabaul or returning from missions.

Allied missions against Cape St. George & Cape St. George
December 31, 1942 - October 26, 1944

German Light House
Built by the Germans during the colonial period at the tip of Cape Saint George. Destroyed on October 26, 1944 by two TDR Drones.

Type 2 Mark 1 Model 2 Radar
A single wheeled radar was situated on the top of the ridge, atop a concrete base. Strafed and bombed on several occasions by the 13th Air Force and RNZAF. Today, it still remains, the concrete is broken and the set thrown forward, its screen twisted and broken.

Twin 25mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 96 (No. 1)
Located atop the ridge near the radar. Both gun barrels are missing.

Twin 25mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 96 (No. 2)
Located on the beach along the west coast. Both gun barrels are missing

Twin 25mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 96 (No. 3)
Located on the rocky point along the west coast.

TDR-1 Attack Drone
Crashed October 26, 1944 during test against this target

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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